Grade 10 Final Reflection
Going towards end of the year, our class read a book called ‘A Raisin in the Sun’. At first, I was complaining why am I reading another book again. But as I read the book, I started to realize this book is actually really engaging to read. And I think I liked this play, because it contains many different themes and symbols that we can analyze.
One thing that we did towards the end of unit is self-designed project. We designed our own project that reflects on benchmarks that I want to improve. I tried to improve Ideas, organization, and grammar. I think this project is really effective, because first of all, it gives a chance to improve on the area that I want improve on. Also, I think it is really effective to create our own project with our own benchmarks, so that we are not restrained, and can do anything you want to do. I think this project should be kept in this way, because I think this is really good chance to expand your own creative thinking and organize your project by steps.
I think I did accomplished my goal that I set for my final project. I did not see the grade yet, but it felt like I put my best effort on it. I was checking my grammar again and again and again, and I looked at major characters in the book and analyzed them, and try to find what their goal is, and what are the main themes of the book. I think I did pretty good job at organizing ideas and grammar.
My favorite part of this unit was actually watching the movie. Before I watch the movie, there were some parts that I was unsure, and had lots of misunderstandings. But when I watch the movie, those questions were answered. One of confusion that I had was mood of certain scene, like when the Younger family is making a decision to move to Clybourne Park. I thought it wasn’t that serious when they are making decisions, and I did not know that Lena Younger cried. When I watched the movie, I understood more about that scene, and there are several other questions that I had, and it’s all answered.
Personally, I did not like lit circle, like last year. I felt like dividing groups while reading is really ineffective. Every time we do group reading and have discussions, I felt like some people are not prepared well than other people. This did not happen that much in our group, but we still had some issues towards not preparing that you are suppose to prepare. There were so many times that one person is talking for a whole time, and I others are just writing down what they are saying. So Next time, I would really prefer to do independent reading, and discuss later when we are all done with reading, similar to MAUS.
I think there should be a check for every 2 weeks with other people discussing what are their progress on their independent reading. It felt like everyone is rushing at the last of the year, not posting the post throughout the year. So I think we should have short check every 2 weeks so everyone in the class are on track and doing what they are suppose to do.
My major problems throughout my 9th and 10th grade was writing. I was getting fair grades in the speaking and reading, but I always got P- or A+ in writing, and I think it’s because of my grammar problem. I think if I can boost my grammar skill up, my grade will also goes up. IB English will be challenging, and I think my biggest problem will be grammar. I am planning to focus my studying point to grammar in the summer, so I does not struggle about grammar next year. Other than grammar problem, I think I will do fairly good job in English A SL! I am looking forwards to go to IB English!
Our year finally ended. I was looking back my grades and comparing to last year. I am so proud that I improved largely on Ideas and Organization. Last year, I was concerned with every benchmarks, so I was worried. I think my effort finally showed the result, so I am really happy about my progress! I really liked this year! Thank you Mrs. Dowty!!