Mapping your English progress can be a good decision as it won’t just give you a clear measure of your success, but also great feedback when it comes to your strong and weak attributes. You can see what techniques worked better than others, when you progressed faster or slower and what overall changes you have to make to get the best possible results.
There are many ways to track your progress with each option bringing its distinct set of benefits. You can insist on certain aspects like how you’ve improved your grammar, or simply see how much your vocabulary has expanded. Keeping your old notebooks, keeping a journal, saving your test sheets or even recording yourself can prove to be efficient ways of maintaining a log of your progress. A less used way, mainly because most students would feel it is too complicated would be starting a blog.
Don’t Be Intimidated If You Are A Beginner, Just Write The Best You Can
While it may seem like too big of a task for a beginner or an intermediate student, writing a blog will help you improve your English while also being a way to map your progress. It doesn’t have to be perfect, so learning students can make as many mistakes as they want, with add-ons like spell check even helping them improve their writing.
The best part of starting a blog is that it can be about anything. Most students might feel confined to write about their English learning journey, their challenges, progress and how it influenced their lives. While this will certainly make the blog an easy to use progress mapping tool, it isn’t the norm. You can write about anything you want, from a hobby like fishing or handmade jewelry to things like a travelling blog where you can post pictures and talk about the countries and attractions you visited.
Map Your Progress, Improve Your Skills, Learn Something New, Make Friends
It can still be a useful progress mapping tool, as you can see what parts were particularly challenging to write or what mistakes you made, be them grammatical or punctuation related. The comments section can also be a great way to receive feedback or have your mistakes pointed out to you. You can make friends and even join communities that you find interesting.
Besides improving your English, you can also get a cool new skill. You can learn a lot from writing on a blog, from things like search engine optimization to how to how to best edit a document and insert keywords. This can actually lead to you getting a job or even making some money with your blog in the long run. If you get enough visitors you can post some banners on your blog that may make you quite a pretty penny.
So regardless of your reasons, be them financial, goal oriented or simply to have fun, starting a blog is a great complimentary project to your English studies, and a great way to map your progress.