Communication:

Communication skills include not only the oral communication, however it includes visual representations as well. I feel that I strongly excelled in this area of knowledge during Math, ENglish, and Music.

This semester, I have shown many deep calculations and equations in mathematics, resulting to a high degree of precision and overall structure. This piece that I have attached shows my understanding of Pythagorean Triples, along with multiple equations and diagrams to show my thinking. In this piece, as you can see, my next step is to draw *neat and clear diagrams. I learnt to use square roots, factors, and expressions regarding the topic of Pythagorean Triples. With this next step, I will be able to achieve the maximum intention. As a learner, this work inspires me to keep progressing further, as when I improve on my goals, I will be able to reach the maximum intention.

In English, I have communicated effectively throughout both visual and oral presentations. My works range through creative writing to empathetic discussion with a partner. I think that I communicated very effectively in my creative writing, where I had to write in the shoes of a black boy during the Apartheid. I really felt as though I was speaking up for him, taking in the surroundings and thoughts. My next step to improve would be to double check for any sentence fragments, as I switched tenses frequently. I learnt to use the technique of ‘snapshotting’, using verbs and adjectives to create a vivid image of the situation throughout my writing. As a learner, this piece inspires me to learn new vocabulary, therefore, allowing me to create a better snapshot of the situation.

During the course of music, I have represented communication skills frequently; not orally or visually, however through an instrument. I have communicated effectively the piece known as “Viola Country”, and my uses of dynamics and intonation really show the feelings and thoughts of the song. My next step to improve, however, is to practice more in amounts and frequency, therefore producing better harmony with the other instruments. In this piece, I learnt to use many techniques, such as slurs, hooks, accents, and long bowing: this really changes the mood of the song. As a learner, this work inspires me to play with confidence during the final presentation, as I have practice hard.
I have also represented communication skills effectively in another method; French. I have demonstrated my ability to speak clearly and (mostly) fluently in French, resulting to multiple exchanges of conversations. My next step to improve would be to read more books and practice speaking in the correct tenses quicker, as I am able to write in the correct tense with ease, however it is hard for me to speak fluently in the correct tenses clearly and smoothly. As a learner, this work inspires me to think before speaking. I would like to plan everything out in my head before speaking, which will enhance maximum understanding in conversations.

Organizaiton:

I would like to improve my organization skills for science. I have submitted most of my work, however, some were not, therefore resulting as an ‘incomplete’ or ‘not turned in’. Thus, for next semester, I would like  to improve on my organization skills for Science, which may results in a higher degree of work. I included this piece of work, as it contains all of the required elements of my work. I learnt to identify the different areas and parts of the eye in this piece, which I am now capable of doing. My next step would be to keep all of my work organized into my science folder via. google drive. This work inspires me to visually represent diagrams and label things for better understanding.

Critical Thinking:

 I think that I have used critical thinking effectively and frequently during the subject of Japanese. At first, I did not realize/understand how to ‘read between the lines in Japanese. However, over the course of time, I have learnt and realized how to infer in the works of authors. I have demonstrated critical thinking through my skills of inference in texts. My next step to improve would be to analyse such sources into texts. I am not good at analysing and structuring texts into my own words, thus that will certainly be my goal for next semester. As a learner, this inspires me to work even harder, to the next level, which will, over the course of time, allow me to be more fluent and smooth.

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