How have I changed as a reader?
Back in 2009 September, I did not really read much book at that time. In fact reading was on my top dislike list, but now reading became one of my habits everyday. This change started from the day I entered Mr. Macknight’s classroom once again after grade 7. The course was still similar to the one before, but this time I learned a lot more from the books I read. Some of the most important reading experiences I gained this year will be to actually enjoy in reading. At first I was forced to read, as a 28 pages or more is needed to achieve a good grade, but as time goes on I started to pay a much closer attention to every vocabulary, every word, every sentence I read. Actually, what is most important to me will be to enjoy reading. Once you are in with the plot line, everything will go together naturally. For this summer, I am planning to read better quality books, as what I need now is to focus more on my use of language and grammar.
How have I changed as a writer?
I way how I write have surely changed (hopefully improved) this year. This is also the same when I think about my attitude toward writing. The first blog post almost took me more than 2 hours to complete, I was struggling on many of the things that I never did struggle on. The content of the things I wrote improved a lot from my point of view, as my mind was full of blankness at the beginning of the year. What I really need to improve will be the use of language; and it is mostly to cut down my dependent on the time required in writing. I think this can be improved by writing more, as you learn how to write by writing! Unfortunately, I do not have the habit to write without being forced to, but I am hoping to write some more throughout the summer, but I lack in motivation, what can help me? I am looking forward to then.