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Reflection Journals What is a reflection journal? Journal writing has become a very popular educational tool — so much so that when one announces that students will be keeping a journal, a common groan often rises from the class. While the instructor believes that the unstructured, personalized writing that characterizes journaling can help students learn subjects as varied as literature and psychology, we are even more committed to journal writing as a key component of experiential learning.
In experiential learning you are both a participant and observer.
As a participant you will be contributing to the organization in which you are placed and learning new skills. But this is not what makes the experience worthy of academic credit. The academic component of your community service results from your ability to systematically observe what is going on around you.
This requires a kind of mental gymnastics that does not come without training and tools. A well- written journal is a tool, which helps you practice the quick movements back and forth from the environment in which you are working to the abstract generalizations you have read or heard in class.
How do you write a reflection journal? As with any tool, beneficial use of a journal takes practice. You must force yourself to just start writing. You should write an entry for each day you attend your community service and it should be written immediately upon leaving the community service.
At the risk of taking the spontaneity out of it, here are some tips on keeping a journal during your community service. A journal is not a diary — you are not merely recounting the happenings of the day.
Your entries, to be sure are based on the activities of the day, but they are more. Below are several ways in which you can move beyond a mere chronology of events.
Detailed description as if to an outsider. Often you will use your journal to record detailed descriptions of some aspect of your internship environment, whether physical, behavioral, or organizational. When you write them, you will not have a clear idea of what you will make of these details, but you will sense that they might be important later.
These descriptions should sound as if you were describing them to someone who was never there. Tentative explanations At times you will want to speculate as to why something that you have observed firsthand is as it is.
Journals allow you to change your mind. Personal judgments Less often you can use your journal to make judgments about something in your community service environment. These judgments will help you learn about yourself, your values and your limits.
Journals allow you to speak your mind. Who will read the journal? Journals are very private documents. You should write the entries each day you perform your community service, but you should write them after you have left the placement.
You might want to take some notes during the day, but do not make your colleagues at the placement nervous or curious by taking frequent breaks to write in your journal.
Do not let colleagues read your journal. When you hand in your journal, only the instructor will read your journal and the contents will not be shared with anyone else. How to use your journal? You should read and reread your entries so that you can see your own development over the course of the semester.
You should use the data you have recorded in your journal in writing your paper. Getting started So, buy a notebook or start a computer file.His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including the "Wausau Daily Herald," "Stevens Point Journal," "Central Wisconsin Business Magazine" and the "Iowa City Press-Citizen." Richter graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in with a .
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In this Article: Article Summary Sample Outline and Paper Brainstorming Organizing a Reflection Paper As You Write Community Q&A Reflection papers allow you to communicate with your instructor about how a specific article, lesson, lecture, or experience shapes your understanding of class-related ashio-midori.com: M.
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