A Letter of Goals

Goal I  :  Improve my reading skills to be more critically.

Goal II : To understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English.

Goal III : To be able to express myself through words better.

Write a conclusion for your letter in the space provided. It should give an evaluation of your goals.

          In conclusion, I have set three goals for myself. I know that each goal has its own difficulty and the journey of attaining those goals will not be easy. But, like Tommy Lasorda said “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination” I believe that if we determined in attaining a goal, even if it seems impossible, we would be able to attain that goal. I hope at the day when I re-read this letter, I have achieved all of them.


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Dear Me,

          This is a letter I am writing to myself with three goals for English IV subject in it. I will open this letter at the end of this year and decide whether or not I have achieved these goals. The goals I have set for myself are to improve my reading skills to be more critically, to understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English, and to be able to express myself through words better. Now I will explain why I chose these goals and how I plan to accomplish them.

          First, I want to improve my reading skills to be more critically. As the 16th president of U.S.A. Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it” it is really important to be critical towards anything you read. In order to become an experienced and critical reader, the reader who can easily understand the context of a text as well as how the subject matter is developed, I realize that I need some critical reading practice. In that case, I plan to read some news, books, novels, and even journals. Every day I will make sure that I read something and be critical towards it by doing SQRRR (Scan, Skim, Question, Read, Recall, and Review). I hope by doing critical reading practice, I will be able to understand a text more comprehensively.

          Second, I want to understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English. Right now, I’m in this 8th semester of my study. One of the requirements for us to be able to graduate is to write and submit our thesis. Which writing thesis is never as simple and easy as writing a diary. Since I predict it would be hard and stressful for me if I didn’t get a clue on how to write a thesis, I want to start exercising my writing skills through this English IV subject. Since the lecturer of this subject gave us writings assignment for each week, I believe I could improve my writing skills. And I really hope that I will be able to write my own thesis smoothly.

          The last but not least, to be able to express myself through words better. Here is the thing, I think I was more confident when I’m writing rather than when I’m talking. Whenever I write, I feel the freedom of pouring out my thoughts without being afraid of people to misunderstand what I meant. I’m feeling like the most honest person when I’m writing. But as a matter of fact, there is a time when I don’t know how to express myself through words. Because of that, I plan to do start writing a diary. A diary which filled with my thoughts and so on, just to empty my brain from this ridiculous thought of mine. I hope through this new habit that I intend to do, maybe someday I could be one of the famous writers in the history. OK, that’s it, that’s too much of wishful thinking.

          In conclusion, I have set three goals for myself. I know that each goal has its own difficulty and the journey of attaining those goals will not be easy. But, like Tommy Lasorda said “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination” I believe that if we determined in attaining a goal, even if it seems impossible, we would be able to attain that goal. I hope at the day when I re-read this letter, I have achieved all of them.

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14 thoughts on “A Letter of Goals

  1. adilamjournal says:

    Hi Gio,
    I found this sentence ‘The goals I have set for myself are to improve my reading skills to be more critically, to understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English, and to be able to express myself through words better’ is using repeating word which is ‘and’. You can choose one word for describing your goal than you can explain it later on the supporting sentence later.
    But over all it is good I think, I will let the other comment found it. ^_^
    Kindly visit also my blog and leave comment. ^_^

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  2. Rinjani Ummu Syina says:

    Hi Gio!
    I’m glad you post another writing in this blog! What a great post that you write. Well, I do have some suggestions that will make your writing in this post better. The first one is “I’m in this 8th semester of my study” would be better if you wrote “I’m in the 8th of semester in my study”. Next, the sentence “One of the requirements for us to be able to graduate is to write and submit our thesis.” will be so much simple if you wrote “One of the requirements for us to graduate is to….”. Those are two suggestion from me for your writing. I hope you don’t mind ehehe.
    See you in your next posts Gio!

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  3. Erica Dwi Putri says:

    Hi Gio!
    Such a GREAT post!! I love it! Your writing always impress me. Althoug I agree that you really look so confident when you write something, but still I think you are a good speaker too. I love to hear all your amazing ideas about something, that’s why I love to share any of mine also.

    I would like to share some of my opinion related to grammatical error that I find here, such as:
    “to be able to express myself through words better.” >>> [I think it is better you put the ‘better’ word before the ‘through’ word like this] to be able to express myself better through words

    “SQRRR ” >>> [since you mention more than one ‘S’, which are Scan and Skim, so I think you might be type it wrong. It supposed to be SSQRRR]

    “And I really hope that I …” >>> [I think it is better if you combine the last sentence with this sentence, or you can just delete ‘And’ word because correct me if I’m wrong, I have been told by one of my english lecturer that it is not a good sentences if it starts with ‘AND’ or ‘BUT’ or ‘BECAUSE’, because they supposed to be in the middle of the sentences]

    “I was more confident” >>> [ since you still feeling confident in writing rather than speaking until now, I think it is supposed to be in present tense] I am more confident

    “I plan to do start writing a diary.” >>> [I think it is better like this ] I plan to start writing a diary

    I don’t agree in your statement that you said your idea of being one of the famous writers in the history is a wishful thinking, because I think YOU ARE REALLY ONE OF THEM and I really meant it. haha. So please don’t ever stop writing, because through your writing, you can inspire more and more people out there with your excellent writings. 😉

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  4. adstory30 says:

    Hi gio!
    Your writing always impressive and inspirational. Either than what Erica already stated, I don’t think I find other mistakes. Keep up with your writing! I think someday you will surely own your own book. Looking forward for your next post!

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  5. Jeanice Larissa says:

    Hi Gio! As always, your post is so interesting. I love reading your post. I almost can’t find a single mistake in your post. I think that you will be a good writer in the future 😛 hehe
    Keep writing!! And I’ll wait for your next post.
    If you don’t mind….please read my new post and leave a comment there 😀 Thank you!!

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  6. writingsbynovita says:

    Hi Gio! Impressive post as always. I love everything about this post although there are some minor mistake such as ” Improve my reading skills to be more critically” should be ” Improve my reading skills to be more critical”, “I plan to do start writing a diary” should be ” I plan to start writing a diary”, “I think I was more confident when I’m writing rather than when I’m talking” should be “I think I am more confident when I write rather than when I talk.” Keep up the excellent work, though! Also, if you don’t mind please leave a comment on my new post. Thanks ❤

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  7. ericavirginia says:

    Hello Gio!
    It is nice to read your new post. Your writing is more structured than before and you explain your main ideas clearly. Although there are some suggestions for you
    – In third paragraph, I think it is better to revise “…I’m in this 8th semester of my study” to “…I’m in the 8th semester of my study now”
    – Still in third paragraph, it is better if you remove “which” in “Which writing thesis is never…”
    – Also in third paragraph, the word “since” is being used twice, it is better if you do not use the same prefixes simultaneously
    There are also some suggestions for your fourth paragraph, but its already mentioned in the previous comments.
    Overall, your writing is good to read and enjoyable, Gio!

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  8. Elisindreamland says:

    Hi, Roommates!!
    Your writings awesome as always. I can’t find any significant mistake on your paragraph. However I have a suggestion to make your paragraph become more awesome.
    Parahprah 3 : “But as a matter of fact,……..” I found it is unusual to use “but in the beginning of a sentence. Maybe you can consider using “however”.
    That’s all from me. Correct me If I’m wrong. 😀
    Overall, I like you post.
    Would you mind to visit my blog and leave some comments there? Thankyou! ❤

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  9. Aisya Nurasari says:

    Hi Gio! Nice to see your post again. I like the way you elaborate your sentences. You did great as always 😉 I may have some suggestions but I believe all of them already mentioned in the previous comment. Keep writing and looking forward to your next post!

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  10. aktivaninaza says:

    Hi, Gio!
    I had known your writing since we worked together for last AIM. But right now, I feel so many improvements you do. I really get wondered!!
    Here is i think it needs to be edited “Since I predict it would be hard and stressful for me if I didn’t get a clue on how to write a thesis, I want to start exercising my writing skills through this English IV subject. “, becoming “Since I predicted it would have been hard and stressful for me If I did not get a clue on how to write a thesis, I wanted to start exercising my writing skills through this English IV subject.”
    I am looking forward for your interesting posts!

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  11. ferdinandzip says:

    Hi Gio…
    Nice to see your new post! like usualm you have nice post and story in it…
    Here,I have some suggestion for youu.
    In the second paragraph, the word “Every day”. I think it should be in one word “Everyday”
    for the other correction, it have done by others…
    I think that all and keep improving, Gio!!!

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  12. dickiesdiaries says:

    Hi Gio 😀
    As always , I see the way you express your feelings is pretty amazing. There are so many improvements from the previous post, and I hope it keeps better. I’m agree with what Mr Abraham Lincoln said. We can’t just agree so easily, we better find out the truth by ourselves, to make everything more convincing to us.

    Talking about mistakes, I do not find any mistake beside what our friends “Erica” do, I just would like to suggest several editing to make your sentences sounds better (in my opinion)

    “I will open this letter at the end of this year and decide whether or not I have achieved these goals.” I think it just little bit weird, since I think the best sentence is “I will open this letter at the end of this year and decide whether I have or haven’t achieved these goals.” I think you at least should put any verb there before “or”.

    “Right now, I’m in this 8th semester of my study.” I don’t think the “this” could be used in the sentence, I suggest you to make it like this “Right now, I’m on 8th semester of my study.” (I think “on” is more preferable, since it is related with time, while “in” related with place and moment , you could check it here “http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-in-and-on/”

    That’s all from me. Overall, good job ! See ya 😀 Keep writing, Gio ! 😀

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  13. Patricia Giovani says:

    [REVISED] A Letter of Goals

    Goal I: Improve my reading skills to be more critical.
    Goal II: To understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English.
    Goal III: To be able to express myself better through words.
    Write a conclusion for your letter in the space provided. It should give an evaluation of your goals.

    In conclusion, I have set three goals for myself. I know that each goal has its own difficulty and the journey of attaining those goals will not be easy. But, like Tommy Lasorda said “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination” I believe that if we determined in attaining a goal, even if it seems impossible, we would be able to attain that goal. I hope at the day when I re-read this letter, I have achieved all of them.

    — — — —

    Dear Me,

    This is a letter I am writing to myself with three goals for English IV subject in it. I will open this letter at the end of this semester and decide whether I have achieved these goals or not. The goals I have set for myself are to improve my reading skills to be more critical, to understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English, and to be able to express myself better through words. Now I will explain why I chose these goals and how I plan to accomplish them.

    First, I want to improve my reading skills to be more critical. As the 16th president of U.S.A. Abraham Lincoln said, “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet just because there’s a picture with a quote next to it” it is really important to be critical towards anything you read. In order to become an experienced and critical reader, the reader who can easily understand the context of a text as well as how the subject matter is developed, I realize that I need some critical reading practice. In that case, I plan to read some news, books, novels, and even journals. Every day I will make sure that I read something and be critical towards it by doing SQRRR (Scan or Skim, Question, Read, Recall, and Review). I hope by doing critical reading practice, I will be able to understand a text more comprehensively.

    Second, I want to understand and apply the rules and conventions of academic writing in English. Right now, I’m in the 8th semester of my study. One of the requirements for us to be able to graduate is to write and submit our thesis. Which writing thesis is never as simple and easy as writing a diary. Since I predicted it would have been hard and stressful for me if I didn’t get a clue on how to write a thesis, I wanted to start exercising my writing skills through this English IV subject. Fortunately, the lecturer of this subject gave us writings assignment for each week. I believe I could improve my academic writing skills through those assignments. And I really hope that I will be able to write my own thesis smoothly.

    The last but not least, to be able to express myself better through words. Here is the thing, I think I am more confident when I write rather than when I talk. Whenever I write, I feel the freedom of pouring out my thoughts without being afraid of people to misunderstand what I meant. I’m feeling like the most honest person when I’m writing. Unfortunately, there is a time when I don’t know how to express myself through words. Because of that, I plan to start writing a diary. A diary which filled with my thoughts and so on, just to empty my brain from this ridiculous thought of mine. I hope through this new habit that I intend to do, maybe someday I could be one of the famous writers in the history. OK, that’s it, that’s too much of wishful thinking.

    In conclusion, I have set three goals for myself. I know that each goal has its own difficulty and the journey of attaining those goals will not be easy. But, like Tommy Lasorda said “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination” I believe that if we determined in attaining a goal, even if it seems impossible, we would be able to attain that goal. I hope at the day when I re-read this letter, I have achieved all of them.

    Sincerely yours,

    Your-not-so-old-self ❤

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