Reflective Essay

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I’d like to begin this reflective essay by airing out that I’ve never had the same affinity for reading and writing that I do for the sciences. Early in my education I struggled with them. However, during my high school experience I believe I’ve developed the requisite talents needed to be – at least somewhat – proficient in the aforementioned areas. With regards to reading, my largest problems have come from my tendency to lose focus, and most of my writing issues were caused by not knowing really what it means to write well. Over the course of the last four years I’ve been able to find adequate solutions to these problems and reach a level of success in the English classroom that seemed so far out of reach to my fourteen-year-old self. …show more content…
There are exceptions to this; certain books reel me in and I have no issues with focusing. What I’ve learned though is that some very important novels, which I’ve actually enjoyed, are not always the most action packed, fast paced stories in the world. The Catcher in the Rye comes to mind as a book that falls into this category. I really did enjoy the story and enjoy reading it, when I could focus, but focusing required some legitimate effort. In order to increase my capacity to do so, I’ve found nothing to be more helpful than just being in a quiet room and leaving my phone and computer elsewhere. The quiet helps my mind stay focused on the task at hand rather than having several sounds initiate something in my brain that could cause me to go totally off track. Leaving my phone and laptop away or off helps to ensure the silence of the room and prevents me from getting sucked in and out of different activities intermittent with reading. The inclusion of these two tactics to my plan of attack for reading required materials has allowed me to do so not only in a far more timely fashion, but also has drastically improved my comprehension of the …show more content…
I look forward to taking more steps forward over the next years of my education and think that ultimately I will succeed in my classes. I feel extremely confident in my choice of course for this fall. I look forward to the semester ahead and beginning my college writing

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