At university, you might be asked to write a reflection for an assessment task or it may be part of a larger assignment.
Reflective writing is becoming an increasingly important aspect of learning because it improves:
Reflective writing assignments come in a number of different forms such as:
Reflective writing is different from most other types of academic writing as it is based on personal reflection rather than research.
There are several different models which can be used to guide reflective writing. You may be asked to use a particular model or you may be able to choose one.
For more information, see the Reflective Assignment TipSheet
In reflective writing you should: