I'm always trying to improve my writing, and I think this year is really going to help with that. I would like to improve my skills in summarizing a plot from stories that I've read. Whenever I summarize something I start to write about smaller, unimportant things that aren't needed to explain the plot. For one of my assignments I had to summarize the plot of the book The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I only had to write a page, but my summary ended up being almost two pages. Another skill I would like to work on is writing essays. Whenever I write an essay I either have trouble writing up to the requirement, or I have too much to stay within the required length. I feel that both of these things are going to make writing much easier, and I'm going to work hard on improving them this year.