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Succeeding in postgraduate study
Succeeding in postgraduate study

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Session 2: Reflective thinking, reflective learning and academic writing

Introduction

Welcome to Session 2. In this session we ask ‘what is reflection?’ and explore some of the key features, models and core concepts of reflective thinking. We also discuss how reflection can be used as a strategic study technique, and take a look at tools to support reflective learning. We then move on to examine some of the conventions, characteristics and demands of academic writing and the level of proficiency in the English language typically required for postgraduate study.

By the end of this session you should be able to:

  • understand the importance of reflection and reflective practice at postgraduate level
  • recognise some of the conventions, characteristics and demands of academic writing.