I imagine, after the above experience, you might think twice when someone says you aren’t good enough to do something.
An experience like that might influence success in other areas of life—which is what you would focus on in your essay.
There’s a lot of wiggle room, if you will, in a reflective essay to make it your own. There are enough pitfalls with reflective writing to fill an entire blog post. If not, you’re going to be miserable throughout this entire process.
But I’m a positive guy, so let’s instead focus on five tips for a super successful reflective writing assignment. Think of an experience that you’re actually interested in reflecting upon.
It is acceptable to refer to yourself and use personal pronouns when writing reflectively (I, my, me).
The use of action verbs to express feelings and opinions can also be useful (“I felt…”, “I think…”, “I agree…”).
It demonstrates you’re taking your understanding of your subject deeper.
Reflective writing tasks at university are a way of asking you to critically evaluate and make connections between the theories and practice you are engaging with in your unit and can guide you to become more aware of your personal thoughts about your life experiences in relation to those theories.
It’s easy to get lost in the story and assume that the reader understands the significance behind it, but you have to include that analysis in your writing.
Like Mama, you have to explain it so the reader can understand it.