Reflection Essay: How I Learned The Vocabularies

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I learned those vocabularies by understanding the whole sentence that includes this vocabulary first, and then I looked up for it in a dictionary to understand the exact meaning. Also, I looked for pictures which would make this new word stick in my brain. Furthermore, I tried to use that new word in my life and practice its spelling many times. Actually, some of them I didn’t need to practice their spelling because they are easy to remember, but the most important thing for me is to use them in my life. Instructor’s feedback is very important to me because it shows where my weaknesses are and to learn from my mistakes “opportunities” to prevent do them again. I’ve learned how to write a long sentence with phrase before subject and extra information.…show more content…
For me, things are different. I put my goals in two categories and in each category I set the most priority and the less priority and so on. The two categories are personal goals and career or educational goals. When a will achieve my career or educational goal, one of my personal goal would be easily to fulfill. For example, one of my personal goals is to find a better home to move in and that wouldn’t be happened without getting my degree and find a better job. Another personal objective is to be a mom that all my family will proud of and that needs to work hard to be in a good place to make them proud of me. The third personal dream is to speak English fluently and write professionally and I have to study hard to do that. All my goals are connected and I cannot stop dreaming and have new…show more content…
The first book I read was Gandhi and it was level 3 which it wasn’t so difficult, but it was interested and made me like to read more and more. I read about Gandhi’s life before, but in Arabic and it was great to read in a different language which could show you how much you comprehended. Dr. Eliana Santana suggested going up one level or more and I chose Romeo and Juliet level 4, which I read it before also. This play has a lot of vocabulary and phrases which helped me a lot to understand many articles later. After that, I read Oliver Twist level 6, which it has a lot of expressions and strong structure that would make you think in a different way. For me, the purpose of reading wasn’t only to learn new vocabulary, but it was the way to learn when to use some expressions and phrases, how to use some words, how to read without stopping like to learn in your language, and for entertainment. We have a joke about writing common words but in wrong spelling, but your brain could still read it without stopping or noticing that there was something wrong. That because we used to see and read these words which make our brain recognize them instantly. I’m practicing and reading to make my brain familiar with the words, so I can read fast. Also, when I read, I imagine how the characters look like, how the environment and places
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