My Growth Until 8th Grade Life
The day you were born, you were meant to change. You could change; yourself, world, nature, us, and more. I’ve seen my growth over my middle school life, and discovered that I’ve changed a lot. Even though, several skills are basic skills, but they were a substantial skills. If I compared my life in 6th grade with 8th grade, I’ll would be amazed by myself. In the next section, I’ll announce my growth in thinking and writing, listening and speaking, reading, and even my learning habits.
If I’ve had to say what I’ve developed the most, I’ll say the process of thinking. In the first step of writing process, I usually used a great methods to brainstorm using methods that teacher had taught us before. Such as; Outline, bubbles, bullet points. Although, I started mixing all the important trait of each method and combined into one. Then, I realize this helps me more than other methods because its simpler and more organized for me. Sometimes, I would use charts and list all the key point I know about each paragraph. In addition, I keep the words simple and short so that I could improvise more while writing about it. Furthermore, when I’m writing about something and the topic doesn’t interests me, I start relating to something else that interest me more about the article or other writing pieces. When I looked back about my old writing pieces, some sentences merely didn’t make sense. Moreover, the vocabulary was weak and my grammar was worse. In addition, I’ve always thought writing long was a hard task, however not anymore. I’ve started to feel that writing is easier because I can keep writing without thinking hard about writing. Also, even though I didn’t master in grammar and vocabulary, I feel confident that I’ve improved on those categories.
Is reading fast a good skill? My older sister had always told me, I have to read fast to save time in high school. However, is it? I consider reading fast and understanding the book it’s an important skill, which I feel somehow I’ve improved on it. Before, I was the one who reads extremely slow, trying to comprehend every sentences, and looking up most of the word that I don’t conceive. Instead, currently I’m applying the key words on the sentences to assume the definition of it. This one skill had increased my reading speed by a lot. Furthermore, I’ve realized more about how reading impacts on every subject. Hence, it made me easier to study on every other subjects. Moreover, I haven’t try many new genre of books, but I am now interested on historical books. By reading different genre of books, I’ve figured out the best book that interests me. My goal for the future, is to read much as I can in summer vacation and improve more on those basic skills on reading.
The most effective speaking practice I consider was the class discussion when we made a huge circle and everybody could express their opinion. If I think back in time, I was the one who never spoke in class, never participated actively on speaking tasks, and was afraid of speaking my opinion to teachers. Nevertheless, most of the time I had lots of information up in my head, but I merely didn’t speak it out because It seemed futile to do that. Nonetheless, since I’ve been keep repeating those bad habits, I couldn’t speak well to the class. Therefore, I’ve been practicing speaking lately and improved on my speaking skills. It’s sometimes stressful to express my opinions on the big circle because sometimes I have blank mind, although I consider we need those kind of stress in our future. In the other hand, I didn’t know how to figure out how I’ve been improving on my listening skills. I can conceive while doing my other tasks and remember them, however did I really improve?
Being organized will definitely keep you away from having amazing amount of stress. Therefore, being organized will make you finish the homework faster, feel less stressful while doing homework, understand the problem or the situation better. Although, personally, I figured out that I was constantly organized therefore It was easier for me to survive 8th grade. Even though, I barely used planner and used google doc by listing all the tasks, I accomplished my plans. My goal was to finish homework the day I received it. By achieving my goal, I had less homework to anguish about in weekends and study extra about different subjects. Finally, my learning habits been improved in middle school year, also I was constantly organized during my 8th grade.
As we get older, we will gain experience on life. Moreover, we’ll grow, and we’ll change. Therefore, the process of how we think will change. It might strange, unique or weird, however it’s always different from others. In addition, are reading fast, speaking fluently, and being organized the trait of a good student? Personally, the answer would be no to me. We would have to be organized, although I think reading fast and speaking fluently is the trait of practiced student. Even though, a good student has a broad meaning, they’ll know how to understand and how to use our basic knowledge and skills appropriately on different situations. Thats how I am going to improve more in the high school. Although, I’ve been improving by a lot, I still got more work to do.