How will you gather information about your own experiences?

If the subject of your story is your own experiences, consider how those experiences affect your storytelling. What are the relationships between your personal experiences and wisdom from other sources in your academic writing?

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Connecting Personal Experience and Research Literature

Get started with this introductory video on reflective writing.

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Reflective thinking

Our own critical thinking can encompass our minds so completely during the reflective process that the exact steps involved are hidden from us.

Explore questions to help you think reflectively

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Reflective writing

If you are new to reflective writing, the direction to be self-reflective about your learning process might not only be confusing but also intimidating.

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What is common knowledge?

What is widely understood in one community might be completely unknown to others. How can you judge what is "common" knowledge for your audience?

Learn when and how to cite common knowledge