What is critical reflection?
Critical reflection (sometimes called a reflective essay) links to the process of identifying, questioning, and assessing our assumptions, our knowledge, and the way we experience the world. Reflective assignments often require you to reflect on your work experience, by evaluating your actions, emotions and circumstances. While it's acceptable to write in the first-person, it's important to note that this is still an academic assessment, so you should still write objectively, adopt a professional tone, and structure your thoughts coherently. Be wary of letting storytelling techniques, such as stream-of-consciousness, dominate such work.
If you're having difficulty understanding how to approach reflective writing, you can book a consultation with an advisor at the Centre for Academic Achievement. Visit our webpage or go direct to our booking site.