Literature – Self-reflection

Prepare a last post in your blog with your reflections on your own learning.

Here some questions to guide you. (you do not need to answer all the questions, just use them to guide your thinking)

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  1. Now that it’s over, what are my first thoughts about this overall year? Are they mostly positive or negative?
  2. If positive, what comes to mind specifically? Negative?
  3. What were some of the most interesting discoveries I made while working on Literature? About the subject? About myself? About others?
  4. What were some of my most challenging moments and what made them so?
  5. What were some of my most powerful learning moments and what made them so?
  6. What is the most important thing I learned personally? What moments was I most proud of my efforts?
  7. How well did I and my school mates communicate overall?
  8. What were some things my school mates did that helped me to learn or overcome obstacles?
  9. Were my objectives and goals mostly met, and how much did I deviate from them if any?
  10. What did I learn were my greatest strengths? My biggest areas for improvement?
  11. What would I do differently if I were to approach this subject again?
  12. Could I teach what I have learnt to someone else easily? Why or why not?
  13. What could I do differently from a personal standpoint the next time I work with the same group or a different one?
  14. What’s the one thing about myself above all others I would like to work to improve?
  15. How will I use what I’ve learned in the future?


My views and thoughts about this year are mostly positive. I managed to understand most of the poems ans stories well thanks to the analysis we made in class together. We made essays on most of the poems and stories and these ones, together with the analysis we made with Pat, helped me on the Literature IGCSE exam. I also think I generally did well on the IGCSE, which was my main aim of this year, and this is also positive. The most challenging moment was the Literature IGCSE exam, as it was something we had been preparating for all throughout secondary. I was nervous and although it wasn’t so difficult and complex, I expected to be so, causing me to be nervous and making it a challenging moment. My most powerful learning moments were when we discussed the stories and poems together. Maybe I disn’t understand them entirely when I read it on my own, but by discussing about it I managed to finally understand them. I was proud of my efforts when I had to sit for the IGCSE and I had essays and analysis I had done to study from. Although I had some material from myself, i think that the help  my classmates provided to me was also essential. They helped me to understand some things I wouldn’t have understood by myself. My greatest improvement was on producing essays and understanding poems. However, I think I still have to improve in the understanding poems and making introductions as these are my biggest weakenesses.