Reflective Essay Samples

Reflecting on a chosen topic requires deep insight, making reflective essays difficult to write. Read our samples of reflective essays to gain a greater understanding of how to write one on your own.

What If Humans Became Robots?

Recently I have been researching this topic, and came across the website “H+ Magazine”. H+ stands for “humanity plus”–a result of an artificially-directed evolution. This…

On Lying in Bed

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.…

The Effects of Meditation on Creativity

Meditation has numerous benefits, including the improvement of physical and mental health, providing a sense of peace, and an increased ability to be creative (Connors…

The Effects of Chess on Personality

Chess is commonly known as a game (or even a sport) which enhances one’s mental capabilities. What most people who do not play chess on…

Obsession with Apple Gadgets

I believe that we live in one of the most interesting and wonderful epochs in the history of humanity. People fly over the skies; communicate…

What Life Means to Me

This an essay written by Jack London in 1905, with some minor changes. I was born in the working-class. Early I discovered enthusiasm, ambition, and…

The Overestimated Value of Cellphones

It would not be an exaggeration to state that the most popular device in the modern world is a touchscreen smartphone. No matter whether they…

Who are We?

Are we truly this body, emotions, and thoughts? Or are we something more? According to Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, one of the leading spiritual teachers…

Google Glass and Further Technologies

I often say that living in the 21st century is wonderful. If you remember all the sci-fi movies you watched, you will agree with me…

Information Pressure: Ignorance Is a Bliss

Individuals are constantly exposed to informational pressure. Every day, thousands of media ‘sound bites’ try to shape the outlook of people, telling them what to…

Why I Dislike Contemporary Art

When people ask me about my hobbies, or about the way I spend my free time, I usually answer (not without feeling a bit proud)…

Have You Lost Faith in Politicians?

I remember the time, a little over three decades ago, when I crawled on the ground to hide from stray bullets showering from all directions.…

How it Feels to Be Unemployed

Throughout almost all of its history, the United States was seen as a country with one of the most developed and influential middle classes in…

The Positive Influence of Martial Arts

Modern civilization has, in many ways, made human beings weaker than intended by nature. Everyday life has become increasingly convenient, and many dangers are now…

Facebook Friendships

The Internet nowadays plays a significant role in people’s careers, relationships, and other spheres of life. Since it started to gain popularity in early 1990’s,…

The Underestimated Importance of Reading

For thousands of years, reading has been considered a worthy activity and books were and still are highly valued. Books are conduits of individual or…

Why I Dislike Teamwork

Throughout centuries, collective environments have made many kinds of daily challenges easier, and increased an individual’s chances for survival. In the 20th century, however, the role…

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Writing a Narrative Essay

A narrative essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a narration of a certain event or situation. It is a short…

Writing a Persuasive Essay

A persuasive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a central argument. These essays are sometimes called argumentative essays because of…

Writing an Expository Essay

There are three main types of expository essays: scholarly writing used mainly for academic purposes, which describes or examines a process in a comprehensive way;…

Writing a Critical Essay

A critical essay provides interpretation and analysis of a set text, piece of music, a painting, or play. It must be written with an academic purpose; it…

Writing a Descriptive Essay

A descriptive essay is a form of academic writing that is built around a detailed description of a person, building, place, situation, notion, etc. The…

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