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Prepared by Wilfrid Laurier University

Section F: Resources

On this page, you will find a comprehensive list of resources provided within this guide. These resources include examples, printable handouts, and additional links.

Summary of Resources

Within this section, we have provided you with:

  • our sample reflective essay,
  • typical structure of a reflective essay,
  • all of the handouts found within this guide,
  • external links and resources, and
  • activities and exercises.

Sample Reflective Essay

This sample of a Reflective Writing should serve as a useful guide to help you get started.

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Structure of a Reflective Essay

The components of a reflective essay will vary depending on your institution and your instructor’s preferences. Be sure to refer to your assignment instructions to find out what will be required.

Most reflective essays will include the following major sections and components:

  1. Cover page includes basic student and class information
  2. Introduction provides an overview of the purpose of your reflection and the themes that you will address in the body of your paper
  3. Body includes an in-depth exploration of the themes
  4. Conclusion for solving the problem
  5. References to any sources that were used at any point in the case study project

Handout: Reflective Toolbox

Use this helpful handout for Reflective Writing.

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Example: Annotated Reflective Writing

Learn more about writing strategies for Reflective Writing.

Interactive Activity

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Next: Review and Practice

Now that you have reviewed this guide, you can try our interactive Guided Writing Tools to work on sections of your own Reflective Writing.

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