A journal can be a chronicle of your daily activities, a summary of your most intimate thoughts, or simply a way to keep yourself on-track while you complete an assignment. To write a journal entry for yourself, consider writing about the events of your day, secrets you need to get off your chest, or random trains of thought. To write a journal entry for school, read the assignment carefully, reflect on what you've learned, and write your analysis of the information being reviewed. The exact rules of why, when, where and how you write are probably yours to determine in either case, but these points are usually good places to start.
“This week I lost my job because my employer thought I was not consistent in my work. At first I was a little upset, because I'm always on time, and I complete what I can by the end of the day. I couldn't figure out what she meant by stating that I wasn't consistent in my work. After thinking about the situation, I realized that I can only complete the work assigned to the best of my ability. What she doesn't realize is that the problem started because I constantly received incomplete reports. Whoever ends up with my former job will have the same issues if that problem isn't addressed first. However, knowing that I did what I could will allow me to continue to move forward with a positive outlook for the future.