Look for the assignment's purpose, mode of reflection, particulars, and formatting requirements:
- Purpose: What questions, life experiences, events, or course readings are you being asked to reflect on?
- Mode of Reflection: Make sure you know what mode of reflection the writing prompt is asking you use. Are you being asked to compare/contrast, describe, highlight thoughts/feelings, issue opinions (agreement/disagreement), draw conclusions, or ask questions?
- Particulars: What is the word limit? When is the due date and time? What sources are you expected to draw on?
- Formatting: What formatting has your instructor requested? If no specific formatting is indicated, follow general APA guidelines.