Angeline has a love for books and writing, “I would write 5-10 pages a day”

Angeline has a love for books and writing, “I would write 5-10 pages a day”



Angeline, a Kumon Student for more than 6 years, has loved reading for as long as she can remember. Through reading, she was inspired to practice developing her writing skills to write a novel of her own. She began writing a book at a young age, and her writing routine later became very consistent. Angeline said, “I would aim to spend a minimum of 3 hours daily on the manuscript. This would mean writing another 5-10 pages, or just rewriting some scenes.”

The motivation to write wasn’t always there, but one key factor that helped was discipline. She credits the Kumon Program for helping to develop the structure and discipline needed to continue building a skill or completing a task. Angeline said, “Kumon goes the extra length to give you the repetition that is key to understanding those concepts and becoming efficient with them.”

In Angeline’s case, the repetition of writing each day helped her complete her novel. While she did work consistently on her novel, there were times she faced challenges like writer’s block. Angeline said, “Even so, my family continued to push me, and I was still determined to fulfill my long-held childhood dream of being an author.” Thanks to her drive and the discipline to continue working towards her dream, in December of 2021 Angeline’s dystopian novel, “Compound” was published.

Angeline intends to study engineering to have an occupation in orthopedics or biotechnology. She is set to intern at the National Cancer Institute where she will be investigating plasma membranes through a process called microscopy. Angeline said, “With my acceptance into this prestigious internship, I feel as though Kumon has continued to feed my hunger for knowledge even in other subject areas like this one.”


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