Reflective Essay Students will write a 250-500 word reflective essay about developing a health policy brief. A reflection essay is simply a shorter format for expressing your thoughts and reflections on a topic. Include a topic sentence that briefly summarizes your thoughts and feelings, then go on to clarify your topic sentence by providing more details and specific examples Reflective writing is... Written in the first person Analytical Free flowing Subjective A tool to challenge assumptions Reflective writing isn't... Written in the third person Descriptive What you think you should write Objective A tool to ignore assumptions You need to really think about how the personal experience you have chosen to focus on impacted or changed you. Use your memories and feelings of the experience to determine the implications for you on a personal level. Here are some useful questions to consider: – What have you learned about yourself as a result of the experience? – Have you developed because of it? How? – Why do you think this topic is important to health care advocacy? – What are your thoughts about writing the health policy brief? - What specific skills or perspectives did you acquire as a result?