Discovering yourself as a student can be difficult, and time consuming. Realizing what I needed to do, and change to be a successful student was the best thing to do. Once I identified my flaws I began steps to improve. I have learned some great skills and techniques to better enhance my reading, and writing skills over the past six weeks.
As a student I have learned that I need to be alone when I am doing homework because I am easily distracted, and tend to procrastinate. If I am around my friends I will not get anything done instead I would just push it aside. I am not good at staying focused on my homework so I need to push myself extra hard to get work done. I have learned that studying, and doing homework in a quiet environment is what I need to be successful. I have also learned that annotating, planning out essays, and taking better notes has helped. I discovered that I work best in the morning because I am well rested, and motivated to get homework done.
Without annotating, and a few good notes I probably would not remember what I have read or fully understand the reading. I would not be engaged with the book or article, and I would not be able to answer any questions about what I had read.
If I do not plan out what I am going to write in my essay or write down my ideas it would not be a strong, organized paper. My essay would be a mess jumping off topic, and not staying focused on the main point. If I do not use the skills I have learned throughout the past six weeks of school my work would not meet the expectations of a college English class.
My reading, and writing process has changed a great deal simply because I have made some changes in my routine. Whereas before I would not apply these great skills when doing homework, I now use them regularly, and I can see a difference in my grades and understanding.
I always make sure I have something to takes notes with before I began reading, and take myself into a quiet...