How to Write a Student Course Reflection Paper By Robin Reichert eHow contributo

How to Write a
Student Course Reflection Paper
By Robin Reichert
eHow contributor
A reflective essay on a course is a personal reflection on
how the course affected the student. Reflective essays analyze the course
material theories, core concepts and ideas presented by the instructor and then
summarizes the writer’s feelings about the material. A reflective essay, like
all essays, should include an introduction, a body and the conclusion.
Introduce the reader to the course with a summary of the
material covered by the course. Describe the method of instruction and the
major topics covered. Tell the reader why you took the course and what
educational benefits you expected from the course.
Identify the theories and core concepts that were presented
during the course. Explain each theory or concept in your own words to
demonstrate your understanding of the material.
Describe your feelings about the theories and concepts
presented in the course and then analyze them by applying the concepts and
theories to real life experiences, if possible. Tell the reader about your
feelings on the subject of the course, and describe how and why (or why not)
your feelings about the subject, theories and core concepts changed or
developed during the course.
Conclude the reflective paper with a summary of your
feelings about the course material in the beginning of the course. Summarize
your feelings after the course was completed. State how the course helped or
did not help you.