Reflective writing is an analytical practice in which the writer describes a real or imaginary scene, event, interaction, passing thought, memory, form, adding a personal reflection on the meaning of the item or incident, thought, feeling, emotion, or situation in his or her life.
Defining Reflective Writing
Most writing is creative writing, where you describe something that happened or you make up a story. Reflective writing gives the writer insights and can lead to further learning. It is like rewinding your life to a past event and then thinking about how is affected your life, what you could have done differently to change the outcome, or what came out of the event.
Reflection is a mental process. It is contemplation or a long consideration. Thoughts or opinions that come to you while you are reflecting are called reflections. Unlike a reflection in a mirror, it in as interpretation of what is going on between learning and thinking.
When you are writing about a reflection, there are factors that can affect how you express it. These are:
Why you are writing
Whether others will read it
How you feel about your writing
Your emotions at the time of writing
How capable you are at writing reflectively
When and How to Start
You will have to write your daily reflections about your learning experience. Please start writing your reflective writing today. You will have to write 10 pages (about 5000 words) during the whole semester. You will have to submit 5 pages or about 2500 words within the next three weeks. You will have to submit the other 5 pages (2500 words) in November. Your reflections must be printed on A4 paper, Times New Roman 12. Spaces between the lines - 1.15.
Here are the questions you may want to address while writing your reflections:
1. What are some ways you could share your learning with your parents or family?
2. Could you say something positive about each of your classmates?
3. What could you do today to help you develop better relationships with your peers?
4. Why is it important for students in college to have positive relationships with each other?
5. What are some ways in which the teachers in the college could help you improve the relationships you have with your classmates?
6. What, if anything, have you done or said lately that may have been considered bullying towards other students?
7. What are some things your classmates do that help you learn?
8. What are some things your classmates do that prevent you from learning?
9. What are some things you do in the classroom that you worry might prevent others from learning?
10. What are some things you do in the classroom that you believe can help other people learn? Do students learn only for grades?
11. What are some problems you see in the college that you believe the teachers and students should be working to solve?
12. What are some of the solutions to those problems?
13. What are some positive ways you could talk to your teachers about these problems and solutions?
14. What did you learn (today, this week, this year, etc.) ?
15. Why do you believe we are studying this objective?
16. Did you give your best effort on this most recent assignment?
17. Did this activity help you learn more than other activities? Why?
18. Did you come to class today prepared to learn?
19. What are some things you did really well on your assignments?
20. What resources do you have that can help you learn new material?
21. What class activities or assignments help you learn the most?
22. What would you like to learn more about (today, this week, this year, etc.)?
23. What problems do you hope to solve (today, tomorrow, this week, this school year)?
24. What will you need to learn to solve those problems?
25. How can you take what you have learned and apply it to your own life?
26. What are your dreams?
27. What are some of the potential obstacles you may face in chasing those dreams?
28. What are some things you can do to overcome those obstacles?
29. What actions are you taking today to help you reach your goals in the future?
30. What are your fears?
31. What do you really want to learn?
32. How can you know the difference between right and wrong, truth and lie?
33. What should you do with your life?
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