Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Reflective writing structure
Reflective writing is necessarily a personal undertaking. Therefore, the writer usually has greater choice about how he or she structures the work. However, there are a number of qualities considered essential to the creation of a good piece of reflective writing. These include:
- drawing upon your own personal experience to support or illustrate the points you have made
- discussing the significance and impact of your experiences and actions
- contemplating different viewpoints surrounding the experience you are writing about
- deriving personal meaning from your experience, and linking it to formal learning
Content adapted from: Gillett, A 2009 Successful academic writing, Pearson Longman, Essex, UK
Examples of reflective writing
@ Melbourne Polytechnic Library ...