Assessment 3: Reflective Account – SPECIFICATIONS
This is a 1,500 word reflective account:
We expect you to write in an ‘academic reflective style’ about one of the following things.
· An experience you have had in work, where things didn’t go exactly as you might have wanted them to. i.e. an event (or connected events) where you had a problem or challenge at work;
· An experience you have had while studying, where things didn’t go exactly as you might have wanted them to. i.e. an event (or connected events) where you had a problem or difficulty while studying;
This is a personal reflection, about you, so you should write in the first person. It is also an academic piece of work so you must use / follow a reflective model – examples of the models you can use to properly structure your reflective report are listed below.
IMPORTANT ADVICE: Although you will be writing about yourself, mostly, you are still expected to use proper ‘citethemright’ Harvard referencing, when you are using any aspects of theory to explain your own experience.
Links recommended to write a reflective account:
The following links are just references to understand more about the content and format of a reflective account. Feel free to find more information from accredited website or sources that allow you to know and present a good reflective account, always keeping in mind the marking criteria.
Please make sure you watch this 6minute video (this is NOT a reflective model but it provides an important introduction to reflective writing)
For information on reflective models:
- Gibb’s Reflective Model
- Kolb’s Reflective Model
For further information on reflective writing:
- Reflective writing guidance included here (Click here)
IMPORTANT ADVICE- You are NOT expected to write extensive descriptions of the reflective models, you are only expected to use them to structure your work and to refer to (and cite) specific parts of the appropriate models briefly – when you use them in your work.
Marking criteria for the reflective account:
Your reflection will be related to your awarding body’s requirements in these areas, will refer to relevant academic sources and theories, and will identify future learning outcomes based on your reflection. The criteria to evaluate in a reflective writer are: (1) Reflection; (2) Evidence/theory; (3) Clarity; and (4) Personal learning outcomes. See below the marking:
|1||Depth and breadth of relevant reflection|
|2||Supporting academic evidence|
|3||Clear and professional writing|
|4||Personal learning outcomes|