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Writing a Personal Reflective Essay - BBC

18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: silvertiger824 | Category: College compare and contrast essay examples

In a reflective essay, you recount something that you have experienced, and say what you learned or how the experience changed you. The language used in a reflective essay should be first person, primarily past tense, primarily concrete, with a coherent tone and level of diction.

You should use the first person -- I, me, my -- in your reflective essay. This is an account of something that actually happened to you, as well as your thoughts on the event. However, it is still possible to overuse the word “I” in a first person account. Avoid distancing language, such as “I saw” or “I heard,” in which the “I” comes between the reader and a direct account of what happens. In most cases, directly stating what you saw or heard, without the “I,” makes for much stronger writing.

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    User1490347539 18 Jan 2017 04:01

    Hello, A reflective essay is going to discuss your personal thoughts, opinions, and experiences concerning a topic. For example, if you were to pick number 2 you will discuss what you see in the mirror. This would likely talk about how you see yourself physically but also how you see yourself concerning your emotions, actions, beliefs, etc. Question 4 will want you to discuss how you are a product of your society. How media, your parents, school, friends, the type of country you live in etc. affects who you are and what you will become. Remember these topics are about YOU and how you feel, but don t forget to include a thesis statement. Here are some sites that will explain what a reflective is, what should and shouldn t be included, and some examples: http://www.reflective-essay.com/ http://english.csuci.edu/program/sampleessay.htm http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/scope/pdfs/SCOPE-REPRO-040212-12.pdf http://academichelp.net/academic-assignments/essay/write-reflective-essay.html Hope this helps. Good luck! ___________________________________ Master of Library Science Graduate Student University of Maryland Find your local library here: http://www.publiclibraries.com/

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    brownfrog814 18 Jan 2017 03:52

    Writing this reflective essay about the experience of studying American literature has made me realize that I have a lot to learn about what America had been in the past. Reading and studying American literature classics would make anyone realize that most of the novels written by the great American writers like Mark Twain, Herman
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    This is a guest article from Writemyessay4Me. These guys provide online essay and dissertation writing help for college students. One of the things that make a reflective essay different from other types of essay is that it is focused on your personal insights or what you think about something. However, it is also similar to
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    In order to produce an excellent reflective essay it is vital to remember that the reflective is to have a personal character and to relate to certain philosophic categories. This implies a wide range of possible understanding of the topic of the essay. One of the widespread topics for a reflective essay is “What is love?” in which the author shares his own reflective of this term through the prism of his experience and the common attitude to this social phenomenon. The majority of the questions in such essays are rhetoric

    This rubric is a condensed treatment of the Reflective essay writing, this Outline is just a description of the main facts and rules about how to write this type of essay. One should practice as much as possible to become good in writing a Reflective essay.

    Pronouns are a set of words that replace nouns. They are used to make your work less complicated and less repetitive. Examples of pronouns include:

    Traditional academic writing discourages the use of first or second person (‘I’, ‘we’, ‘you’, etc.). This is because it does not sound objective. Instead, it sounds as though you have only a very limited, personal view of the issue you are discussing, rather than a view of the broader picture. First and second person pronouns can also make your work less concise.

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    Not only is it thought to be the easier viewpoint to handle, it is believed to be somehow warmer and more intimate, too, because you can get as up close and personal to the main character as it's possible to get.

    There is some truth in both of these beliefs. But, as I will demonstrate below, the real picture is a little more complicated.

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    User1488271167 17 Jan 2017 21:56

    Writing this reflective essay about the experience of studying American literature has made me realize that I have a lot to learn about what America had been in the past. Reading and studying American literature classics would make anyone realize that most of the novels written by the great American writers like Mark Twain, Herman
    Continue reading

    This is a guest article from Writemyessay4Me. These guys provide online essay and dissertation writing help for college students. One of the things that make a reflective essay different from other types of essay is that it is focused on your personal insights or what you think about something. However, it is also similar to
    Continue reading

    In order to produce an excellent reflective essay it is vital to remember that the reflective is to have a personal character and to relate to certain philosophic categories. This implies a wide range of possible understanding of the topic of the essay. One of the widespread topics for a reflective essay is “What is love?” in which the author shares his own reflective of this term through the prism of his experience and the common attitude to this social phenomenon. The majority of the questions in such essays are rhetoric

    This rubric is a condensed treatment of the Reflective essay writing, this Outline is just a description of the main facts and rules about how to write this type of essay. One should practice as much as possible to become good in writing a Reflective essay.

    Pronouns are a set of words that replace nouns. They are used to make your work less complicated and less repetitive. Examples of pronouns include:

    Traditional academic writing discourages the use of first or second person (‘I’, ‘we’, ‘you’, etc.). This is because it does not sound objective. Instead, it sounds as though you have only a very limited, personal view of the issue you are discussing, rather than a view of the broader picture. First and second person pronouns can also make your work less concise.

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    Not only is it thought to be the easier viewpoint to handle, it is believed to be somehow warmer and more intimate, too, because you can get as up close and personal to the main character as it''s possible to get.

    There is some truth in both of these beliefs. But, as I will demonstrate below, the real picture is a little more complicated.

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    Дарина Горобец 18 Jan 2017 01:50

    Writing this reflective essay about the experience of studying American literature has made me realize that I have a lot to learn about what America had been in the past. Reading and studying American literature classics would make anyone realize that most of the novels written by the great American writers like Mark Twain, Herman
    Continue reading

    This is a guest article from Writemyessay4Me. These guys provide online essay and dissertation writing help for college students. One of the things that make a reflective essay different from other types of essay is that it is focused on your personal insights or what you think about something. However, it is also similar to
    Continue reading

    In order to produce an excellent reflective essay it is vital to remember that the reflective is to have a personal character and to relate to certain philosophic categories. This implies a wide range of possible understanding of the topic of the essay. One of the widespread topics for a reflective essay is “What is love?” in which the author shares his own reflective of this term through the prism of his experience and the common attitude to this social phenomenon. The majority of the questions in such essays are rhetoric

    This rubric is a condensed treatment of the Reflective essay writing, this Outline is just a description of the main facts and rules about how to write this type of essay. One should practice as much as possible to become good in writing a Reflective essay.

    Pronouns are a set of words that replace nouns. They are used to make your work less complicated and less repetitive. Examples of pronouns include:

    Traditional academic writing discourages the use of first or second person (‘I’, ‘we’, ‘you’, etc.). This is because it does not sound objective. Instead, it sounds as though you have only a very limited, personal view of the issue you are discussing, rather than a view of the broader picture. First and second person pronouns can also make your work less concise.

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    smallgoose336 18 Jan 2017 02:32

    Writing this reflective essay about the experience of studying American literature has made me realize that I have a lot to learn about what America had been in the past. Reading and studying American literature classics would make anyone realize that most of the novels written by the great American writers like Mark Twain, Herman
    Continue reading

    This is a guest article from Writemyessay4Me. These guys provide online essay and dissertation writing help for college students. One of the things that make a reflective essay different from other types of essay is that it is focused on your personal insights or what you think about something. However, it is also similar to
    Continue reading

    In order to produce an excellent reflective essay it is vital to remember that the reflective is to have a personal character and to relate to certain philosophic categories. This implies a wide range of possible understanding of the topic of the essay. One of the widespread topics for a reflective essay is “What is love?” in which the author shares his own reflective of this term through the prism of his experience and the common attitude to this social phenomenon. The majority of the questions in such essays are rhetoric

    This rubric is a condensed treatment of the Reflective essay writing, this Outline is just a description of the main facts and rules about how to write this type of essay. One should practice as much as possible to become good in writing a Reflective essay.

    Pronouns are a set of words that replace nouns. They are used to make your work less complicated and less repetitive. Examples of pronouns include:

    Traditional academic writing discourages the use of first or second person (‘I’, ‘we’, ‘you’, etc.). This is because it does not sound objective. Instead, it sounds as though you have only a very limited, personal view of the issue you are discussing, rather than a view of the broader picture. First and second person pronouns can also make your work less concise.

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    greenpeacock113 18 Jan 2017 08:36

    Hmm ok, I know what your teacher wants, but its a little tricky to explain. lets see. Ok so a first person example would be I went down to the dam, across swampy marsh land and of course the narrative. He went down to the dam, across swampy marsh land but to put it in a present tense without using first person would require some creativity...example "There is a trail to go down to the dam, across swampy march land" its kind of like not taking sides while writting.its an inpersonal way to state facts. another example. first person - I beleive king henry would probably have a heart condition if he was alive today narrative - she siad king henry would have a heart condition if he was alive today factual - It could be said that king henry would have a heart condition if he was alive today hope that helps!