What should we know about a reflective essay? How to write and to format it? The primary and most significant step is catching the attention of your audience by finding an individual knowledge general enough for creating a feeling of interest of your reflections. Use different stories as a basis for your imagination. The basic is to find general topics with emotions and life experience. As an example, imagine that there is a need to buy a lot of presents on holidays, but you haven’t got enough money. How do you feel? Is it panic or confusion? Use these emotions.
What about considerations on paper? When you know your primary topic (the New Year, the First Days of College, Passion or something broad and appropriate to attract a larger part of the audience) you can sketch all the ideas. The perfect topic for this kind of essays is broad. So, a variety of your ideas will be perfect too. It is useful to create a plan to control all broad opinions and ideas. You can’t use only the plan. Your essay can’t be so typical and ordinary because you reflect your individual experience. All events can’t be in a definite order. They can be indistinct because this is your masterpiece. Follow the key format of a plan with titles and subtitles. Your essays should ground upon this example.
I. Basic Topic (Catch the Attention of the Reader by Life Experience and Emotions)
In this part, you should show why you start writing this essay and prove your thoughts with the help of details and other elements. If you write about the first days of college, several strange and striking examples could attract the reader’s attention.
II. The Body of the Text
Reveal the basis point of the consideration. Show the main ideas that you put into this concept. Diverse the ideas you surrounded the reflection. Do not embroil your essay. It can cause the reader’s confusion. A sentence “I really want to study, but it is difficult for me to study hard, so I left my home because I want to travel a lot; that has been my dream since early childhood” is a good example. You can show your life experience before the turning point, and explain how the attitude changed after that.
Give a summary of the basic points of your work. Define if your work includes all the things you want to. Put yourself in the reader’s place. Think about what can they learn or use from that words. If you know that you make everything, it will be an effective essay. It will show the main topic, the individual reflections on the topic, and attract the reader’s attention.
When we write the reflective essays we should do this in such a sequence: the basic topic, the body of the text, and the conclusion. We write this kind of essays to attract reader’s attention by mentioning our experience, showing emotions, and formatting the text in an appropriate way.