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Reflection - reflective thinking and writing - is an important part of university life and work. As Plato said, 'The life without examination is no life.' The ability to reflect on your experience and knowledge, and use that to make improvements, is a key part of your university-level thinking and your subsequent working life.

How to think reflectively

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There are several models of reflective practice which you can use to help you structure your reflective thinking and reflective writing.

Two commonly used models are:

Kolb's Learning Cycle (1984) and Schön (1991).

You can put these models into practice through your reflective writing.