Reflecting goal setting and planning
Think of a memorable experience you have had in the past that you learnt something from (e.g. work experience at high school, a previous job or project, a presentation or practical demonstration for assessment in your discipline) and answer the following questions to practise your reflective writing. Reporting: What happened during the experience? What did you do? Where there any key events, achievements or challenges? Responding: What went well? What didn’t go so well and how did you handle it? How did you feel about your performance? What was your reaction to any feedback or outcomes? What new information did you find surprising or interesting? Relating: Did you use or apply any prior skills/knowledge / theory? Did you notice any gaps to address? Reasoning: What new insights or information did you gain about yourself (e.g. strengths and weaknesses) What additional skills or knowledge did you learn? Reconstructing: How can you improve your performance in the future based on the new information you now have? What would you have done differently next time?