Look into a mirror. The first thing you probably see is yourself looking back at you. Keep looking though and you'll also see what's behind you. Writing a reflective essay is similar to looking into a mirror except that instead of seeing objects reflected in the room behind you, you "see" reflections of a past experience.
Reflective essays are usually written at the completion of a milestone. You are a project in progress; write a reflective essay reflecting on the progress of your life thus far and fit in how your experience ________ &/or in Middle School fits into that bigger picture.
The essay format includes an introduction, body, and conclusion; Include: first impressions, memories/highlights, changes in personal perspectives on life from year to year, and other out of school experiences that have helped shape who you are. At the end, include feelings and/or expectations for the future in light of your _____ School experiences.
In most reflective essays, as well as describing what went right, you'll also want to describe what went wrong or what could be improved and how. You might describe things/experiences you packed into your life (metaphorically?) that you didn't need and things/experience you didn't pack into your life that you wished you had brought with you.
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