In the course of this semester I have grown tremendously as a reader, writer and thinker in various and important ways. I have improved my reading as well as engage in critical thinking about the text. I have become a better writer following my capacity to revise and rethink what I am putting down on paper. Good grammar skills has enabled my writing be more understandable and accurate. My thinking skills have also improved since I can understand what different authors are trying to put across as well as have my own opinion of the topic under discussion.
Before enrolling to this course, I was not affectionate about reading unless that story was centered on a given topic in a mind gripping manner. However, I have learnt to look at the finer details in writing including other aspects such as symbolism, themes and characters that make reading more interesting. My greatest improvement has been my capacity to construct better sentences and use the same tense throughout the paper. I have also become a better writer by reworking my ideas until the point where I think they are sufficient.
My thinking skills have improved since I can digest what an author is trying to put across. I can also synthesize an author’s writing skills as well as why he is using the same. After understanding a writer’s concept, I can argue my point and use supporting evidence to prove my point. These skills are indeed one that I can build on in the hope that I can get to learn English in more fascinating ways as I continue to be more interested in reading, writing and thinking.
In the midst of doing something challenging such as learning English, it is important to have some source of inspiration in order to continue working. In my I drew my inspiration from several songs that encouraged me to continue improving my reading, writing and thinking skills.
Unwritten - Natasha Bedingfield
The song inspires me in that I have the power to create the life I wish to lead. I have the duty to experience life and direct myself towards my destiny.
No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
The song is inspirational as it talks about the dramas that the song writer has undergone and how she has come out strong as a winner. I get to learn that despite my setbacks in learning English, I can still emerge as a winner.
Lovely Day-Bill Withers
The song is inspirational considering the fact that every day is a lovely day to continue to do something that at first seemed impossible. There is always a way to get through everyday challenges and make the best of each day presented.
Don’t Worry be Happy-Bobby McFerrin
The song applies to my day to day experience in learning English citing that life is faced with challenges but there is no need to worry since worrying on makes the issue double. The song produced in the eighties reminds us that everyone is worried about something but it is important to save sometime to be happy.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)-Kelly Clarkson
The song is a source of my inspiration as it enables me to evaluate my life on occasions that my reading and writing experience is not up to standards. I am encouraged to learn from my mistakes and come back stronger so that I can fight to reach the next level.