Reading: Well, for reading progress I have read 52 books (according to the 50 book challenge guidelines), and I would really like to try and get at least to 80 by the time Christmas Break is over. Every day this trashy thing has brought a book to read – mostly because I always have a book to read and will often read or write while sitting within my classes. I do not really know why teachers care so much about their students reading; reading allows you to step into a world that is not your own and since we are all teenagers and hate this world I would think that we would all love to read – so I guess what I fail to understand is mostly just why people would have to be told to read.
Writing: With writing, I have improved a bit – although I suspect that might be more from writing fanfictions instead of from writing within English. Mostly what I have improved on is my conventions a little and on my flow (also known as forcing the ideas out onto paper despite writers block.)