How to write a reflection

Hello, welcome to “Reflective Writing Tips”, the website designed to help you write better reflections. If you are a college or university student, you are bound to be asked to write a piece of reflection. Also, in many professions, such as healthcare or education, writing a reflection is required as part of your continuous professional development. And, many people just like writing reflections in a daily journal, just to think about their day and what it means to them.

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Reflective writing

This site is geared to helping you improve your reflective writing. You will find a range of articles and downloads all designed to help you discover how to write a reflection. But not just any reflection – your best reflection. And if you are being assessed on your reflection, this site will provide you with advice on how to gain those high marks.

Who is going to help you write great reflections?

Graham JonesThis site has been put together by a university lecturer, Graham Jones. He has been teaching reflective writing for over 20 years and assesses reflections for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Plus, as someone committed to continuous learning, Graham has been writing his own reflections on his work for many years.

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Reflective Writing

What is reflective writing?

What is reflective writing? It is something that is written in the first person that looks back at what you have done or thought and projects that forward to changes you could or will make in your behaviour or thinking. Good reflective writing focuses on the future, not the past.

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How to write a reflective journal

How to write a reflective journal

If you are asked to write a reflective essay you will find you are in a better place to start if you already have compiled a reflective journal. All you need is a pen and a notebook. Yes, you do need to write it by hand and not type it on your laptop, or worse

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