Don't get me wrong, it could be an event that does seem unimportant on the outside , but something that really matters to you. Nfergs your essay, when you send it away to SQA, will be scanned for plagiarism and it being on here isn't a great idea at all. Also, your essay is too similar to a discursive essay. Personal reflectives really shouldn't be seen as a discursive, there's a difference. At more higher levels, you should honestly write about an event: I guess it could be like a short story, but the only difference is that it's about you.
It's important to write about an event that honestly had a great impact on you for whatever reason. Last edited by Quick-use; at Follow 8 Original post by Quick-use Nfergs your essay, when you send it away to SQA, will be scanned for plagiarism and it being on here isn't a great idea at all.
Follow 9 Last edited by StezZ; at Follow 10 Original post by StezZ Yeah I think this is why I'm struggling to come up with an idea because I've has fairly uneventful life so far. An example we looked at was about how crowds change people which I don't think drastically changed their life, so I'm not sure if that aspect is always required. When I suggested doing about how mindset can affect outcome or performance, my lecturer thought it was a good idea but I couldn't come up with an experience.
Can you advise any more or should I just attempt a creative writing? Follow 11 Original post by Quick-use I think that this philosophical concept of how a mindset can affect one's outcome or performance is a brilliant idea. In a personal reflective, you're writing about an event that you experienced basically a non-fictitious short story that includes: So how would you introduce this?
I think that your resolution should be this very philosophical concept of your own mindset affected your performance on something , and now, having learned, you'll try to be a little bit more open-minded.
You need an event now. Does that make sense? Follow 12 Original post by StezZ Yes! I have tried but not really sure. I could maybe adapt it to my first karate sparring or something, although I would probably have to lie a bit. Thanks for your help. Follow 13 Original post by Quick-use To be honest, there's no harm in lying sometimes Try to write something with noticable themes. Anything and everything you write should have a theme, a message. The Karate could be good, but again perhaps it's a little insignificant?
Why don't you consider your first time in a class or something? Are you in high school? Are you in college? Are you a mature student at a college? You could perhaps write about how you might have thought that you were too smart or too proud to go into such a class, and therefore you looked down on the people? Perhaps you get a lesser mark than somebody too? And then you realise your mistake, that you went in with a mindset and it affected how you viewed these people? It doesn't have to be this, but that's just an example Themes, here, would include: Follow 14 Original post by StezZ That example has completely put me off writing a reflective essay.
Unfortunately I'm not a mature student. I don't think I can think of idea nearly as detailed or personal as that but I do know what you mean by insignificant, it really hasn't had a major impact on my life. I will give creative writing a try although it will probably just as hard. Follow 15 You can just write about an experience and exaggerate it. A friend of mine wrote about a holiday, another wrote about his job, another wrote about her holiday at a farm and I wrote about going to a party. They were all really creative, dramatic and full of tension.
Follow 16 Original post by Quick-use You can just write about an experience and exaggerate it. Arianto Follow 8 followers 2 badges Send a private message to Arianto. Follow 17 Try to incorporate "reflective" language into the scene descriptions, if that makes any sense. Going for cheese might work aswell, if it's done right.
Last edited by Arianto; at Follow 18 Follow 19 Follow 20 Original post by StezZ Yeah its ridiculously hard. What did reflect on that? Advice for higher english essay, please?
Higher English - Folio - Word Count. This forum is supported by: Can't stop stealing other girls' boyfriends. GF never initiates sex. This will be added to your marks for Close Reading and Critical Essay in the external exam in May to provide the mark that will decide your final award for Higher English. You will have to sign a declaration that your two pieces of writing are original, and not copied from any other source.
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In addition, you must keep a detailed record of all the sources consulted for your discursive writing. This should include titles and authors of books or newspaper articles, including page numbers; authors and addresses of web-pages consulted.
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Feb 19, · Hi guys, I thought I better start my personal reflective essay but I am slightly unsure about a suitable topic. I got told by my lecturer that it can.
Oct 26, · Here are the reflective essays we looked at in class: Enlightenment Two Sisters One Room The Conker Tree The grades and detailed comments can be found here: Higher .
Guidelines To Create A Great Higher English Reflective Essay. The word reflective means to recollect back your experiences. So when you are writing a reflective essay, the whole write up will be in the past tense, except when you are talking about your repercussion from the chosen experiences. Apr 17, · Reflective Essay Topic Ideas. Updated on June 4, Virginia Kearney. more. Virginia has been a university English instructor for over 20 years. She specializes in helping people write essays faster and easier. Reflective Essays. On a reflective essay, you will first describe something and then explain the meaning of that person or Reviews: 8.
May 11, · Higher English Reflective Essay Sqa. interdisciplinary systemic approach: Topics by nbsp; Interdisciplinary research often requires the use of multiple data sources, models. For Higher English learn about the style, conventions and purpose of personal reflective pieces of writing.