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Easy Steps to Write a Reflective Journal Writing a reflective journal will be easier if you know how to do it and what to include on it. In today’s post, find out the easy steps and guidelines in coming up with one. Click here today! reflective, journal, assignment


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How To Write A Reflective Journal Writing a reflective journal is not easy because you need to analyze topics. You need tell about your opinions and feelings on certain matter. If you want to know about writing reflective journals this page will help you. Guidelines in Writing Reflective Logs 1. Keep the journal nearby. In writing a reflective log you need to know what you should consider. It is important that you always keep the journal nearby so that whenever you have opinions or thoughts you can write on it. 2. Create regular entries. Since it is not easy to make professional reflective journal you need to writer regular entries. This makes sure that you review the content and you are actively thinking on what you have learned. Creating regular entries allows you to develop your critical and writing thinking skills at the same time being organized. 3. Observe summarize participate and contemplate. Reflecting is one of the things you need to do in reflective writing journal. It is important that you participate in learning activity to make observations as well as summarize experiences and facts. You need to know that reflective journaling is about observing and participating before you start to write. 4. Review regularly. Be sure that you have enough time to read your previous entries and see how additional knowledge time and new experiences changed how you feel and think about the material you have been contemplating and analyzing. Template on How to Write a Reflective Journal for Teachers  Title: Address the focus of your entry  Introduction: Brief introduction about three to four sentences introducing certain situation of your experience or what you will write about. Your introduction need to set your context and should include key concepts.  Trigger event: Trigger event is negative or positive impressions that evoked ideas feelings or behaviours intriguing you. This part should be three to four sentences telling your readers why you decided to write a particular situation or incident.  Appraisal: This section is your chance to clarify and identify a concern. This section is about one to two paragraphs in length. You need to ask what the issue and what literature say about it. In writing the literature there is requirement you need to follow.  Exploration: In this section you have the chance to take time as well as start searching for new ways on how you explain discrepancies based on your understanding. You need to search and test options in order to develop alternative

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perspectives. This is the transition stage. In addition this section should include two to three paragraphs that describe how the process affects your sense making or understanding.  Integration: This section needs to have one to two paragraphs. You can ask yourself if you learned something new that will further your professional development.  References: Do not forget that you need to include references in writing your journal be it online reflective journal. Keep in mind references are essential in writing the journal. Reflective Journal Assignment Your journal is your private space in writing whatever you want. If you have reflective writing assignment you need a guide on how you can get started.  Set time: It is important that you set a time slot on when you will do your journal.  Start with specific categories: It is better if you start with specific categories that can be used in organizing your thoughts and then you can expand on it later. As you write on it be sure that you generate new categories.  Start being descriptive: It is a good idea to start being descriptive until you get the best reflective flow you need. Instead of writing you can draw and if you find it much easier then you can continue doing it.  Establish boundaries: It is good if you establish boundaries on what you should write. You need to think whether you need to write journal in general or work on related stuff first.  Ask yourself: You can ask yourself on what you want from the course what do you feel what do you expect what is your fear what strengths you have what qualities you possess and others. The time you know what to do you need to start right away because writing the journal is not easy and you need to have enough time so that you can complete it effectively. Write a reflective journal today

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