Independent Reading Reflection Essay

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Independent Reading Reflection At the start of a new quarter, I challenged myself to read more. More is such an elementary word to use, however, in light of its different meanings to me and what it truly encompassed. I set my sights high and challenged myself, in general, to read more complex texts such as nonfiction with a set number of books I hoped to attain knowledge from. Three books may not seem that many, but in the midst of other coursework and life it was a challenge. I learned that hard work does not always pay off in every aspect, and that overthinking is my nemesis in light of the simplest answers. I began my journey this quarter half burned out. I had returned from an exhausting, emotional family trip to uncover a past I knew…show more content…
I grappled with reading as you would a snake with five heads! It was incredulous to even think of me reading outside of class at that point in time. I saw no need for it, and so my passion for reading simmered to a slow burn at the far reaches of my conscience. This is what I begrudgingly call the darkest time of highschool yet. I struggled and struggled but I could do nothing but put myself farther down. My grades crashed and I along with it. I was freefalling and hoping that it would end…show more content…
Its was something I knew I liked, and I was always interested in new innovations and the changing field it represented. So, this is where I took my baby steps. Healthcare is very singular in the sense that it is mainly an objective subject. Its facts and memory and everything logical. Everything that I wanted in my future in a way. So I picked up on new science articles that had been published. If I couldn’t bring myself to read a thick paperback, then I would read something that met the same qualifications. I immersed myself in articles and dissertations and learned whatever I could. I pushed myself to power through complex, intellectual texts and even read from a textbook on an off
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