People often say “I hear you have not been in school. You might have no friends and you can’t learn cooperation with others.” But, I have opportunities to meet various people. There is a school near my home. It was closed when I was a small child. It has been used by some groups. I have often joined their activity. I have met various people through it. So I have had many opportunities to meet various people. Maybe the number is larger than the one of opportunities which students in school have.
I have helped a farmer in the neighborhood. The purposes was communication. I often met people who come from a town. But I seldom had opportunities to meet people who were in the neighborhood. And I was not good at talking to others, and to make matters worse, I rarely had a conversation with them. So I don’t know my village. I thought this was bad, so I decided to help the farmer to improve this state and know about the village when the he was looking for a helper.
I’ve sat for an English exam at last February. And I’ve passed it. My English studying is a radio English course for the most part. This means it’s very low-priced. I started to learn English when I was 8 years old. At first, I was studying with my mother and brother. We were using Kiso-Eigo which is a famous Japanese radio program for learning English, and sometimes we were taught English by my father. Then, we’ve studied like this: Translating a passage from English to Japanese. Reading a passage aloud many times until being able to say by rote. Writing a passage many times until being able to write without […]
I began study when I was two or three. First I wrote kana characters and memorized them. Kana characters are about 100 characters. I studied them. But I think I did not wrote them and studied every day. I sometimes studied them when I was two or three. I used watery printed Kana characters on a sheet of paper to trace. When I was four or five, I started to copy on manuscript paper to story. I first did these studies. And now, I keep doing those studies,too. And I have read a great many books since I was a child. I think these are important.
I wrote the account about problems that I met while studying. I write how I have studied on this account. I think the best way to understand the substance is reading books. And I wrote it to notebooks to integrate, then I repeated it. I think there aren’t other ways to learn. I seem repeating and observing are important to learn something.
The homeschooling is studying in home. And that means learning from daily actives.Of course it includes textbook. This is freer than school, but this need harder efforts than school. Many people fail to study in their home. There is some reasons. First, they can’t keep mind to study. I solved this problem through the experience that I thought responsibility about my future. In the result, this way led me to study even if I wasn’t eager to study. Second, reading comprehension. They can not depend on a teacher, so they have to read books to study. Maybe, I was told folktales by my parents, so I avoided this problem.
I didn’t like study and I didn’t study when I was 9. After a few years, my scholastic ability increased. It is a way that I am not tied to a school’s schedule, and this is a merit of homeschooling. If I studied in a school, I couldn’t do the schedule and I would have less scholastic ability than now. But homeschooling need a reason why I am studying and a responsibility for my life. This give the impression of being difficult for people. But homeschooling make a ability that is not in a school.
I have been continuing to copy a book to manuscript paper everyday since I was a 8. At first, I tried every possible means to neglects the subject. I unlike doing steadily. My father said, “Copying a great book will become your basis.” But I didn’t understand the mean. I had to make effort to do it. Gradually, copying a book is a practice. The effect is hard to realize. But it seems to help me in many cases.
I am studying in our house. But it was difficult for me to find a purpose of study, so that I didn’t want to study when I was a child. My father often said, “Even if you choose the life without study, I approve of it. But you take responsibility for your life.” When I listened to it, I had to think my life. As a result, I gradually have come to study seriously.