It is so relax today. There is no lesson in the morning. I can file my three-day photos. And after that, I can have a good revision for the exam 2.
I did not do well in the first exam. I was not used to the study way. We have to listen to every word of the professor and then jot down. English is my second language. I cannot hear 100%. Every time some unfamiliar words coming out from my professor’s mouth, I have to load them out from my brain which is like a 386 computer. After loading out the word and writing it down, my professor will have gone far away. Sometimes I come across some totally new words, then I can only memorize the pronunciation. If I have no time or chance to ask classmates afterward, I will forget the word. Last year I studied in the Columbia International University in South Carolina . That was my first year to study aboard. I thank God that CIU provides all the lecture powerpoints on the web. So I could study before I stepped into the classroom. Anything I could not listen clearly I had them in the powerpoint. So I had no big difficulty in studying in CIU.
But this time God wants to train me to a higher level of understanding English. So I have to learn to listen carefully. I have to admit that listening is not my strength. And I did not pay the effort I need to pay in the first several days of study. I like to think. I like to ask. I like to express my own opinion. But I don’t like to take notes word by word. Having a not good result is reasonable.
So I changed my learning attitude after the first exam. I tried my best to take notes. I asked the help of my classmates if I could not listen clearly. I read all the brochures in the journey to make me understand more what my professor said. When I found the difficult words he used in the brochures, I was so happy.
I feel I do better today though I am still not satisfied. I will do even better in the last exam. My encouragements are 1) I understand more and know more details. 2) I have improvement in the exam. 3) I have a positive attitude facing difficulty.