Course Reflections:
Which of our three goals do you feel you improved upon the most? Better reader, better writer, or better speaker and listener? I feel that I have improved my writing skills the most. As I look over all the essays I have written this year, I think they have improved tremendously. After each essay or writing assignment I had, I would look over what I did wrong. Then, I would learn from those mistakes and apply what I learned to the next writing assignment. Also, I have learned many new techniques that have helped to make my style of writing better. Writing has always been a weak point for me, but, thanks to what I learned this year, it has become one of my high points.
How has this course helped you to become a more caring, competent, contributing citizen in an ever-changing global community? This course has taught me how to become a better person through the books that we read, especially Tuesdays with Morrie. This book really impacted me because of all the life lessons that I learned. Also, the different activities we did in class helped me experience having responsibilities and working hard. When I got to work with a group, I learned a lot about working with others and compromising, and I learned how contributing my part to the group is important.
What will you take away from this class? What will you remember? I will take away all the many things I have learned from this class, from writing and reading skills, to lessons from the books we read. Also, thanks to our vocab words, I can improve my vocabulary and impress my future English teachers. I will remember the many interesting discussions we had in class, and all the books that we read. I am glad we were able to read many books because each book that we read has changed me in a way that I will never forget

Self Evaluation:

Did I achieve my personal goals for this course? I think that I did achieve my goals for this course. English was never my strongest subject, but I think that my grades for English have improved greatly this year. At the beginning of the year I was a little nervous about how well I would do on essays and writing assignments, but now I am much more confident in my ability to write.
Did I give my personal best?
I think that I definitely gave my personal best. In life, I try to give everything I do my best shot, even if my best shot is not that great. On tests and quizzes I try to think positive and give them my greatest effort, and I think that I had the same attitude in this class.