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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?

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