Goals for English Essay

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Henry David Thoreau once said, “In the long run, men hit only that they aim at, therefore they had better aim at something high.” I agree with Thoreau completely. When you have goals in life, you’re going to do anything and everything to accomplish those goals. Therefore why not set higher goals that you will endeavor just with diminutive amount of more effort? One semester of English has gone by and there's another semester to go. Even though I have done fairly well in English the first semester, I would like to do even better the second semester. I can only do better if I have a plan and this plan is the different types of goals I am going to set for myself. You can’t be a good student by just doing well in…show more content…
Another problem that I’m having in my writing that I would like to improve next marking period is using less words. I tend to use too many words and make my writing too wordy. It’s not that I repeat sentences, I just tend to add too many details that aren’t even needed. I plan on fixing this problem by always going through my writing and seeing which words I could take out that would not make the sentence any different. I believe that writing is all about quality and not quantity. Someone could have a 5 page essay, but if there’s no quality in the essay then the essay is useless.

Thinking:
The thought process is a very important process, therefore you can never be too good of a thinker. There’s always need for improvement. I am able to think much better this year but somehow my ideas are never organized. I always analyze the material I am given but don’t ever try to associate it with other things we have learned. I think I can start organizing my ideas by writing down my ideas and brain storming. I’m not used to brainstorming but if that’s what I need to do to become a better thinker then there’s never a better time to start.

Listening:
Listening is very important and even nature tells us that. Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. I would definitely like to be a more conscientious listener. I have became a better listener due to the assessment
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