Guidelines for essay

Guidelines for essay

1. Introduction
A good introduction will say in very broad terms (1) what the experience was about, (2) its background and context (background info on the organisation)_ and (3) what is significant about it. Sometimes it is easier to write the introduction when the rest of the document is completed; by that time you’ll have a better idea of what you are introducing.
Why I chose my project/background reading
Theory- The relevance of different theoretical models to the situations you’ve experienced.

2. Eye-Witness Account/Personal Journey- 2 specific practice examples you dealt with/ your response
This is an account of the experience from the perspective of an observer. It is a simple review of what happened by the writer as a witness to the events.

3. Highs/Lows & Specifically talk about the examples
This section reviews the events in terms of feelings. In particular, it records the variation in the level of feelings across the experience. The feelings were part of the experience and to that extent the feelings are data. Feelings are facts; they are part of the story and they influence actions. They need to be recorded to help understand the experience. You might find it helpful to draw a ‘timeline’ of the highs and lows associated with various incidents or parts of the experience as a rough graph. This can easily be done by putting time on the bottom (horizontal) axis and highs/lows on the side (vertical) axis and then indicating how high or low you were feeling at different points over the course of the experience.

4. Thoughts- Specifically talk about the examples
This section reviews the thoughts you had at the time as your thoughts too were part of the experience. It records what you were thinking at different points in the experience including what sense you made of it as it was happening. It comes after the ‘eye-witness’ section (which recorded sense-based data) and the ‘the ‘highs and lows’ (which recorded feelings-based data) as both of...

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