Writing Reflections

What Reflective Writing Is

  • Has depth - requires thinking, being very specific
  • Way to make meaning out of what you've learned and writing about it
  • Making connections
  • Agree or disagree with what was done and then support your position - example, things that happened (talked to a classmate)
  • Opportunity to gain knowledge - thinking about what you did
  • Show connections between what you know and what you are learning/what you did or did not learn
  • Draw your own conclusions

What Reflective Writing Isn't

  • Not merely a summary
  • Not just conveying info about what you did - not just description