Reflective thinking and writing
How to write reflectively
What to include
Here are some tips on what to include in your reflective writing:
- Don't just describe – explore and explain what happened.
- Be honest – it's ok to admit to making mistakes as well as success. But you should also show how you understand why things happen and what you are going to do to improve.
- Be selective – you don’t have to write about everything that happened, just key events or ideas.
- Look to the future – reflect on what happened in the past and how it will have an impact on future ideas or activities.