Reflection and PDP

Students doing group work
Reflection is an essential part of your life so that you can learn from your success and mistakes.

Reflection is extremely important to our growth and development, whether it is in our academic writing or in our daily lives.

Reflecting on results

It is important to check your feedback on your assignments to see how you could improve for the future.

Reflecting on practice

If you are enrolled on a course which involves practical learning (for example, teaching, nursing, completing experiments etc…) it would be beneficial to include some of your reflection in your writing. This will strengthen your writing if you have shown the reader that you are aware of the strengths and weaknesses in your practice.

List of resources

What is reflection? Handout.

Reflecting on your own practice – Reflective Example Hull University

Further help

University of Derby students can access further information on academic writing on our Blackboard module - Improve your academic writing.

Study Advisor Scheme

As part of our study skills services we provide help with essay structure, dissertation preparation and time management. To request a study advisor please visit us on the lower floor of Kedleston Rd library, or book an appointment online.