We know that writing reflectively in an academic context can be challenging, especially when you are usually told to make your academic writing ‘objective’ and ‘impersonal’.

We have developed two sessions, to help you conquer this style of writing in a UK HE context.

  1. An introduction to reflective writing
  2. Developing your reflective writing

You can sign up for either or both of these sessions. Read about them below to find out which will best suit your needs.

An Introduction to Reflective Writing

Watch Professor Sheena Gardner outline the purpose and some key characteristics of reflective writing. If you feel you would benefit from further exploration of this style of writing, sign up for the class below.

What will I learn?

In this lesson, you will:

  • critique examples of successful student academic reflective writing
  • explore key features of reflective writing

Developing your Reflective Writing

What will I learn?

This lesson is a little more hands on and requires you to bring along your reflective writing assignment brief.

In this lesson, you will:

  • look at your own assignment brief and marking criteria and identify what you need to do to successfully respond to this brief;
  • begin writing reflectively, using some of the key language and structures learnt in the lesson.

We are currently running lessons on the following dates:

4/11/20 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book your place on ‘Developing your Reflective Writing‘ here.

Click here to book your place on ‘Developing your Reflective Writing‘ on the Wednesday the 4th of November at 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

2/12/20 @ 2:00pm – 4:00pm

What will I need for the lessons?

In the lesson, you should ensure you can access your:

  • Module Information Directory (MID) or Module Guide
  • course resources on Aula
  • reflective writing assignment brief (if you have one)
  • plans or drafts of your reflective assignment

Are these lessons suitable for me and my level of study?

This lesson is suitable for you if:

  • Are new to UK HE or feel you need extra support in getting to grips with academic study at CU;
  • you are a student studying at undergraduate or masters level
  • you have been set a reflective assignment and you would like some support before you submit your work

If you have already written your reflection and would like one-to-one support to check it for organisation and cohesion, you should go to the Centre for Academic Writing.