Information for writing a reflective essay
What information can you provide?
·Check the set of questions provided in the example template given below. After completion of each academic week of PSKC, you can write your reflection, answering those questions. You can write about 140 words for each week, reflecting your improvements as a learner of PSKC module. Write your reflections for six or seven weeks until you write about 1000 words.
·Always refer to the module schedule in the module handbook and the lecture materials (available at LSST connect: portal.lsst.ac)
How should you present your essay?
·This is an essay. Do not use questions, subheadings, tables, diagrams or pictures. If you use the template below, you should delete all the questions and leave behind your answers only. Your work should be in essay format.
·Produce the cover page with relevant information.
·You may use the layout below for your final submission.
·Respect the presentation requirement on the assignment brief (1.5-line space, Font - Arial 12 and the word count of 1000).
·Use of appropriate formatting such as margins, indentations, alignment, page numbers, headers/footer and paragraph spacing.
·Use appropriate academic language and vocabulary.
·Check grammar and spelling and correct errors. Use the Editor tool in MS word (RM Unify version).
·Provide in-text citation and corresponding reference list in Harvard referencing style.
In this essay, I will discuss my experience on PSKC module. I will also explain how I have developed as an effective learner during this module, giving examples. In my reflection, I will look back in time and try to understand my strengths and weaknesses. Then I explain how I will develop myself to meet the future challenges and expectations of a university course. This piece of reflective writing was influenced by Driscoll’s model of reflection (1994).
In week 1, the purpose of the study session was …....
What was the purpose of the study session (tutorial, webinar and self-study)?
What happened in the study session?
What were the most memorable things I saw/heard during the session time?
What resources had I used for the session?
What was my reaction during the sessions?
What did other people involved in the sessions do and how did they react?
What a new set of knowledge did I gather this week?
What a new set of skills (academic and employability skills) did I improve?
What were the strengths or positive aspects of me that I discovered after the session?
What were the weaknesses of me that I discovered after the session?
Did I improve any Bucks Graduate Attributes?
How did I feel about the study sessions at the time?
How do I feel about the study session now?
What were the expectations of this university course that I discovered this week?
What challenges will I face when I try to be an effective student?
What actions will I take to prepare for those future challenges and to meet the expectation of this university course?
Which aspect or weakness will I address first?
From where can I get information or support to improve my weaknesses?
How will I know if I am improving myself as an effective student?
What is the main learning that I can take after reflecting on my practice?