Personal Writing: My Experience With English Education

English has never been my favorite subject. In fact, it has always
been my least favorite subject. Going through school, I often wondered why
I needed to do so many English related tasks, and in wondering, I learned
to detest the subject without realizing its future benefits. Why do I
dislike English so much? Is it such a dreadful thing to learn? Isn't
learning how to correctly write and interpret the English language
important? Well, no and yes.
No, English is not a dreadful thing to learn. I suppose my dislike
for the subject has become greater through the eighteen some years that I
have been learning the different components of the English language. It
wasn't actually learning ...

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things that once I learned them, I was using them
everyday. Not only did I use the knowledge to read a story in reading
class or to do a writing assignment, but to maybe read the newspaper and
write a note to a friend as well.
However, then came junior high school. I believe this was when I
began to really dislike English classes. Not only was I faced with the
same long, boring grammar assignments that I was exposed to in elementary
school, but I also had to start reading long (or what I thought was long
back then) books on topics that didn't really excite me. To top that off,
I had the first of a long line of crazy (well, maybe they weren't crazy,
but they sure seemed like it at the time) English teachers.
Why does it seem that most English teachers have a screw loose
somewhere? Is it just a act, or is dementia a prerequisite to becoming an
English teacher? My seventh grade English teacher, Mrs. Garbarino, had
this thing with being the chief and the class being the ...

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was too hard, she would cave in and
extend the deadline. The only problem with this flexible policy was that
it happened every time something was due. Most of the time, we could get
Ms. West to let us do anything. Sometimes she would even just not require
us to turn in assignments if others did not turn them in. This all pretty
much turned into a waste of a year of English. Although I did not learn
much from the lady, I still enjoyed being in her class. For the remainder
of my high school career, I had somewhat normal English teachers, however,
I will always remember English teachers as being a little on the weird side.

Although it sounds as if these teachers may have added a ...

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