b9493efc 51b8 473a 818b 02da941cb739
6ddcc542 4be8 4350 9c8c 5abfe8751671

Reflective Writing 

Reflective writing is an activity in which you provide a personal response to an event, experience or situation.

In academic contexts, when you evaluate the experience and explain how you have been changed or influenced by it, you need to provide support using academic theory and other people’s ideas. Finally, you also need to consider what implications the experience might have for similar tasks in the future.

The following diagram summarises the features of reflective essays:

Reflective Writing with examples


In your university studies, you may be asked to submit a research proposal on a topic related to the subject you study. You will need to establish a clear purpose for your proposal. This involves stating at least one research question, which is  a statement of what you expect to find.

The features of a research proposal are:

  • Having a clear context for your investigation
  • Addressing a gap in the literature or field
  • Having a clear methodology or research design
hqdefault 1