Meet Angeline, a super student: consistency and discipline are key
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.
In addition to reading and writing regularly, Angeline practices track and field. She is a three-time county champion during the indoor season. Her success was featured in a newspaper highlighting one of her best hurdle races.
By continuously practicing and showing initiative, Angeline was promoted to Captain of her high school’s track team. “As a Varsity athlete, this achievement means that I am valued as a leader just as much as I am valued as an athlete,” said Angeline.
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