Dibbles Test

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Firstly, I see myself as an efficient and strong reader. It all started in second grade with Dibbles testing at Rockwell Elementary School. Dibbles testing was when the reading coach came into your classroom and gave you readings to read out loud while timing how fast you read them. My first Dibbles test wasn’t so great; I was just an average reader in my class. During the middle of the year and my third reading test, something clicked. I flew through each reading. I was the fastest reader in my class. My teacher would write my parents notes on how quick and successful I was at reading. Now, I enjoy reading, but not as much as I used to. I have to be in the mood for reading and finding a book to read for fun, and not for class, is a difficult task. On the occasions that I do read, I listen to music. Most people would be distracted by this, but it helps me concentrate for some strange reason. When I begin reading the book I’m…show more content…
Most of the time, my thoughts are organized, but the other times my brain is a mess. For example, at work while closing, I think about the numerous tasks that I have to complete and they get all jumbled up in my head and I transform into a frantic state. Thinking is a complex task to me. Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. (Ford. BrainyQuote.com). Why is it I can remember every word to a song that I heard seven years ago, but am not able to cite a source correctly? Or why can’t I concentrate on math while someone is having a conversation, but be able think deeply about scientific theories while listening to music? Then, I have the enemy of overthinking. Overthinking tries to kill me sometimes, I swear. I can turn something as small as getting a paper cut into contracting some life ending disease. If there was some magical way to improve one’s thinking skills, I would definitely be in the line to that
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