Reflecting is a…

Reflecting is a
way of understanding ourselves.

Faigley, Lester (2011-12-19). Backpack Writing (3rd Edition) (Page 69). Longman. Kindle Edition.

When we reflect, we consider an idea or
experience in order to come to a greater
understanding of its significance. Reflecting is a
way of understanding ourselves. By connecting
memories of the past with our knowledge of the
present, we learn about who we were and who we
have become.
Reflections can explore deeply emotional issues
like family relationships, personal failings, and
dramatic crises. he goal of a reflection, however,
should not be simply to vent pent-up emotions or
to expose secrets (although when done well, these
techniques can be effective). Instead, a reflection
should allow readers to share with the writer a
discovery of significance.

Faigley, Lester (2011-12-19). Backpack Writing (3rd Edition) (Page 69). Longman. Kindle Edition.

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