Archived Material (Reflection)
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 write reflectively
How to structure your writing
When you write reflectively, use the three W's:
- What? (description)
Who was involved?
- So what? (interpretation)
How can it be explained?
How is it similar to/different from others?
- What next? (outcome)
How can it be applied in the future?