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Are you interested in story writing? Are you enthusiastic about posting new events on your social media sites? If you are interested more in such creative activities, then why are you not trying to prepare your own reflective journal? It is not a too tough task. Yes, a reflective journal is basically your own thoughts on a particular event or past incidence faced by you. You have to just present your views and thoughts to your readers regarding that event with thorough analysis and arguments.
I know you are bit confused between reflective journals and argumentative essay writing style because both needed personal opinion to establish the rational outlook. Let’s inform you reflective journal is 40% similar to an argumentative essay and 40% with reflection report. Rests 20% is your own opinion that how will you frame your paper, how the data will include in the paper and all. Not understand yet? Ok, let me explain you in detail. Start from its first similarity. It is 40% similar to argumentative essay; right? First, think what are the basic key points in an argumentative essay?
- Key thesis statement
- Theoretical arguments of scholarly authors
- Your own justification
Second, 40% similarity is regarding your reflective report. What do you want to project your reflective report?
- Your issue with dealing the subject
- Guidance to overcome those issues
- Key Learning’s
Look, here I have segregated main points from your each 40% similarity. How we have to find out the common concept that has in both these two projects. What are they? First, it is the issue. Second, it is your key learning. So, a reflective journal is nothing but your own reflection about your discovered issue that must be presented in a different format that rests 20%. First 80%, you know how to write and proceed. For rest 20%, just follow our below-mentioned points.
Useful background details:
Your journal must carry useful information about your present event. Always remind, you are going to tell your readers about your experienced event or anything in which you have found interest. So, detail information with proper rationale must be presented in the first few paragraphs in your journal to make your readers aware of why they are learning your paper and what knowledge they should gain after learning this. It is like the rational section of any dissertation. Without having that rationale your readers will never understand why are they study your dissertation paper. Similarly, if your background information is not sufficient and well justified, then your paper will lose its weight.
Justify your rationale:
Justify your answer with more realistic way. Here is the difference between reflective journals and argumentative essay. In case of an argumentative essay, your justification will support by various scholarly articles and their views. But here, in the reflective journal, you have to present your own real-life experience with supportive case studies to prove your justification towards readers.
Ananlyse your actions:
Now it is your part. You have to justify your taken action in that situation that you have mentioned in your journal. Make sure, your actions must be ethical otherwise; it will create a negative impact on readers. You also can support your taken actions by giving relevant case studies.
Share your thoughts:
Share your thoughts like why are you taken those actions, why you observe that event like that way and something that. Mind it, your given thoughts will generate a new viewpoint towards your readers and that’s why your thoughts must be ethical and realistic. No fantasy will be accepted here.
So, if you have experienced some interesting event, then don’t waste your talent on posting those writings on social media sites. Make your own reflective journal and share your creative thoughts with others. Always remind, knowledge sharing can enhance your learning capacity. Then don’t waste your time. Start from here. We will wish you a very ‘Good Luck’!!!