At one point in college, we all have to write a reading reflection essay. It’s an exciting project if you know the elements that will make it decent. How to write a reflection paper? What sections should you include? Is it any similar to other academic projects?
If you have any of these questions, this article is for you. I’ll guide you through every section of the paper, every preparation step, and share tips that will help your writing become impeccable.
What is a Reading Reflection?
Basically, you’re assigned an article, poem, book, speech, etc., to read or listen to, analyze, and reflect on. The paper has to contain both academic tone and analysis, as well as personal feelings and impressions. Thus, when writing a reflection, you’ll feel that it gives more freedom compared to other types of papers.
A lot of students think that any paper with the word “reflection” in it is the same. However, when you write a reflection on an article or a book, keep in mind that it’s different from a self-reflection (personal reflection) essay.
In a self-reflection paper, you express your feelings and emotions about an experience or event in your life. An educational or critical reflection paper contains your take on a book, article, etc.