How do you start a reflective essay?
Begin with a great hook and a strong introduction. Pull the reader in without giving too much away, then provide a quick overview of the reflective topic. Next, in the body of the essay, move into the meat of the paper by describing your experiences and growth.
What is a reflective essay format?
The structure of a piece of reflective writing varies greatly. A reflective essay should follow the classic essay format of introduction, body, and conclusion. Some other common formats include journaling or using a reflective model for only part of an essay or assignment.
What are the three parts of a reflective essay?
However, some major elements go into a typical reflective essay: introduction, body and conclusion.
How do you write a reflective essay for university?
How to Write a Reflective Essay for University?
- Think about the topic. You will usually be given a topic to focus your thoughts around.
- Take notes. As and when you think of something during the ideating period, write it down.
- Decide who your reader is.
- Plan a strong beginning.
- Split the body into manageable parts.
- Conclude strongly.
- Read in order to write better.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.