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

Getting started

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If you're not sure where to start with your reflective writing, download two useful documents:

Questions to help you write reflectively (Word doc)
Using reflective vocabulary (Word doc)

Finally, check how your lecturer wants you to structure your reflective writing, as they may want you to write it in a particular way.

You can record your reflections in various formats - find out about available reflective writing tools on the next page.

Watch this video for a student's useful tips: