This book takes students step-by-step through the process of planning and writing a reflective essay, beginning with crucial guidance on planning and structure. It introduces different reflective frameworks and shows readers...Show More
This book takes students step-by-step through the process of planning and writing a reflective essay, beginning with crucial guidance on planning and structure. It introduces different reflective frameworks and shows readers how to structure a piece of writing according to a particular framework. Chapters contain a wealth of activities and exercises which will help build students' skills and confidence.
Suitable for students of all health-related disciplines in which written assignments requiring reflective practice are required.
Uses a step-by-step approach to enable successful planning and writing of reflective essays
Introduces different reflective frameworks
Contains samples of reflective writing, enabling students to see what works - and why.
Provides activities and exercises to build skills and confidence
1. Types of reflective writing
2. What is reflection and why is it important?
3. The reflective writing journey
4. Capturing reflections while on placement
5. How to identify themes
6. Approaching reflective writing – frameworks, models and cycles
8. The style of reflective academic writing
9. Introductions for reflective assignments
10. Paragraphs for reflective assignments
11. Conclusions for reflective assignments
12. Theory to practice – first steps
13. Incorporating sources into your reflective writing
14. Writing critically & writing with flow
15. Editing and proofreading your reflective assignment
16. Reflective writing for professional development
Appendix 1: Examples of different types of reflective writing
Appendix 2: Punctuation guide
Appendix 3: Feedback glossary
This straightforward yet sophisticated book takes an insightful look at reflective writing for all levels. It leads students through the process of reflective writing and offers sound advice for anyone wanting to learn the subtleties and nuances of academic reflection; it is an essential tool and an excellent guide. – Nick White, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.
This comprehensive and easily accessible book should be the go-to resource for students undertaking a health or social work course. It effectively examines the principles of reflection with excellent examples allowing students to relate theoretical principles to their own experiences. – Hannah Lyman, University of West London, UK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Critical Thinking Skills Stella Cottrell
- Getting Critical Kate Williams
- Reading and Making Notes Jeanne Godfrey
- Dissertations and Project Reports Stella Cottrell
- Writing for University Jeanne Godfrey
- Referencing and Understanding Plagiarism Kate Williams, Mary Davis
- Skills for Success Stella Cottrell
- The Study Skills Handbook Stella Cottrell
- How to Write Better Essays Bryan Greetham
- Brilliant Writing Tips for Students Julia Copus
- Time Management Kate Williams, Michelle Reid
- Report Writing Michelle Reid