Learning to write reflectively
Learning to write reflectively is like having a supervisor constantly available; it enables you to evaluate your performance and take action as needed. One suggestion, found in Show your work: the payoffs and how-to’s of showing your work by Jane Bozarth (2014), is to answer the following questions when thinking or writing about what you’ve been doing:
- What did I do well?
- How closely did expectations match reality?
- If I did this again, what would I do differently?
- What surprised me? Problems, obstacles, people, shortcuts, help?
- If this exposed any lack of knowledge of skill, how can I correct that?
- What did I learn from this?