DEAL Model for Critical Reflection

DEAL is a model of reflective writing.

Describe the event/situation/experience in specific terms. You could focus on one specific event or provide an overview of a situation. You should be as precise as possible in your description.

Examine the event/situation/experience from the perspective of academic learning, personal growth, or civic responsibility.

Articulate Learning by sharing what you have learned and why this is important for you (academically, personally, or for your civic responsibility). You could articulate what you might do differently in the future.1