As an English reader, I consider myself as one between beginner-level and intermediate level. For Arabic and French, my level is more advanced because it is my native languages and I spent a long time learning how to read in these two languages. My interest in reading started from my childhood. The elementary teacher gave the whole class many children picture books which engaged me into the reading world. The books with beautiful images always attracted my eyes and increased my memory and interest.
My goal in this semester is to learn how to generate organized writing with analytical points and with critical thinking. I hope I can use writing to transfer my ideas and convey my personal perspective. In addition, increasing the speed of reading is also my focus in this semester. First, my focus on reading in this semester is to read variety types of writing, such as news, magazines, novels and academic papers. For me, seeing others’ works can help me understand how to organize my writing and accurate word choices. Welty stated that “Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it” (76).
When I read others’ writing, I will be aware of their styles and how they analyze and clarify their ideas. Reading teaches me understanding this world. Secondly, my goal in reading and writing is to learn more precise vocabulary and to use correct word choice. I understand that writing is a series of choices. Without precise word choices, my writing is vague. Welty stated that, “All experience is an enrichment rather than an impoverishment” (One Writer’s Beginnings).
The writing class will help me polish both my writing and reading skills. In addition, writing can enrich my experience to make decisions. The more precise choices I make, the more ideal results I get. When I can use words and phrases accurately and effectively, I can reach my audie..