Goal 1: Improving my writing skills in order to preparing to write thesis.
Goal 2: Increasing my IELTS score.
Goal 3: Able to fluently communicate in English in the future job.
One of important subject in 8th semester is English IV. English IV teaches us academic writing, so it always challenges us to do brainstorming once a week. However, I am not only attending the class by sitting down in the class for nothing, but also I hope I can pass this subjects which requires 3 credits. By passing these 3 credits, I believe I can reach the goals that I set such as improving my writing skills in order to preparing to write thesis, increasing IELTS score and able to fluently communicate in English in the future job.
Up to now, I think learning English IV has helped me to improve my writing skills in order to preparing to write thesis. Previously, I already knew that before we write the essay, we need to do pre-writing which consists of brainstorming. That was all I knew. I wrote the essay based on the outline I had made, but the supporting sentence still did not relate to the topic sentence. Thus, the paragraph might become not coherent. However, right now my knowledge about writing is increased due to learning in the class. Not only that but also weekly assignment gives us a lot of chance to practice. By learning in the class and practicing, I believe it supports to prepare writing thesis.
According to C.S Lewis, he said that “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream”, I believe that increasing IELTS as my other goals is not too late. Probably some people already took an IELTS test and got high score before they continue their study in the university. For me, even I ever took IELTS test and got only 4.5 when I was in 11th grade, I think by learning English IV is not too late to help me in the next IELTS test. I am planning to take IELTS test when I become a fresh-graduated. Thus, learning English IV can help me to learn about writing to prepare my IELTS test.
5 out of 9 companies in Indonesia are foreign companies that requires us to fluently communicate in English will pay its employee high, I personally think English IV can help me to fulfil future job requirement. In Indonesia, the most companies that willing to pay you high are mostly foreign companies. In addition, according to The World’s Largest Ranking of Countries by English Skills which conducted by EF United Kingdom, Indonesia is categorized as moderate proficiency that takes place as 32 out of 72 countries that use English as their second language. I should have a good competence in communicating with English to fulfil the requirements. Therefore, learning English IV which tells us how to write formally can help to communicate with my partner in the future job.
In conclusion, I have 3 goals which should be achieved after finishing this subject. Those three are important to support my future career. Not only that but also adopting myself with the dynamic world that always becomes more advanced.