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 identify good reflective writing

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If you're not sure what reflective writing looks like, take the quiz (see below) to identify good examples of reflective writing.

This will help you recognise the difference between purely descriptive writing  and critically reflective writing.

Download examples of different kinds descriptive writing through to critically reflective writing in order to help you recognise the difference.

Examples of reflective writing (Word doc)