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09/04/2019

What is a reflective essay?

QUESTION
What is a reflective essay?
Im doing an essay and it has to be reflective essay, but I dont remember what it is?

ANSWER
Reflective Writing is a practice in which the writer describes a real or imaginal scene, event, interaction, passing thought, memory, or observation in either essay or poetic form, adding a personal reflection on the meaning of the item or incident, thought, feeling, emotion, or situation in his or her life. Many reflective writers keep in mind guiding questions, such as “What did I notice?” “How has this changed me?” or “What might I have done differently?” Thus, the focus is on writing that is not merely descriptive. The writer doesn’t just hit the replay button; rather, he or she revisits the scene to note details and emotions, reflect on meaning, examine what went well or revealed a need for additional learning, and relate what transpired to the rest of life.