· What did I learn about how writers use language to create a humorous effect?
The writers use language in which people can feel unfamiliar and unique such as people telling an ape to write a poem to create a humorous effect. And they use words that have similar pronunciation, meaning, rhythm to make audiences can enjoy poems without any boring.
· What are some things that I would still like to learn more about with respect to this topic?
I saw various types of humor in the novel, in the TED speech, and in the poem also, I saw the way to use humor in my life. However, I’ve never used humor in my writing or speech with English before, therefore, it’s still hard to use humor. So, I want to try to use humor in my essay and speech and get some feedback and learn that I used humor in the right way.
· Did I achieve the SMART goal I set for myself in this unit? Why or why not?
I achieved my SMART goal in some parts, but I still feel it’s hard to distinguish am I use humor in the right way, therefore, I achieved the SMART goal in a few parts and to achieve my SMART goal perfectly, I should study harder about humor.
· What was particularly challenging about this unit?
I’ve never used humor in my life before, such as in usual life, in my speeches, in my essays. Also, in my opinion, each country has different humor because they have a different culture. Therefore, the particularly challenging about this unit was to adapt in English humor and to try to use humor in my usual life effectively.
· What successes did I have in this unit?
The successes did I have in this unit is to know how to use humor in my usual life, and how to analyze poems specifically.
· To what extent did I meet the Student as a Learner (SAL) criteria of “Responsibility” and “Attitude”?
I meet both of “Responsibility” and “Attitude” as a Learner criterion “Need Improvement”. Because I always make overdue assignments and actually I can feel I’m extremely lazy and I don’t have any will in all things.
· In what ways do I still need to grow with respect to these two SALs?
I should improve the focus of the will to do everything with the utmost effort. We can’t predict the future, and we can do e-learning again after summer break because of the COVID 19. Therefore, I do not lose my will anymore and to focus my school life again, I should improve the focus of the will.
Also, I should read books during the summer break to improve my words, reading, and writing. Actually, I didn’t read books every day during the e-learning, but I sometimes read books. Although I read books like 2~4times a week, I could feel the obvious result. Therefore, I will read books every day for at least 1 hour steadily during the break. I believe reading books steadily can help to improve my concentrate too.
Lastly, I will make some videos such as speech, or vlog with English, also I’m thinking of making videos in English and uploading them on YouTube. Because if I upload on youtube, I can upload videos more steadily because of the responsibility.
I’m sorry for not being sincere for a year and for showing disappointment after start e-learning. After a few days of first pushing homework once or twice, it became out of control. After that, although I tried to work hard again, I easily became weak and lazy again because of my delayed homework. This is my first slump in studying, so I had no idea how to deal with it. This online class was a time to make teachers worry, but to think positively, it was a time when I experienced my first slump and I could think about my studies again. I regret all of the wrong behaviors and through this experience, I will not repeat this thing again in 10th grade, and I will be more mature than in 9th grade. Perhaps the first semester of 10th grade is the last school life in ISB. I will move to another school in Beijing because of the preparation for Korea college. From now on, I will do my best to make sure that I don’t regret being lazy in the ISB. I learned a lot from you for a year and felt that you were a really good teacher. I will never forget my gratitude. Thank you for being my teacher.