- Mar 18, 2019
After re-reading and re-memorsing my essays for the trials I have come to realize how useless English is. From year 7-12 we are taught how to analyze quotes from books and 16 century plays which have no intrinsic value to anyone. After studying a variety of Shakespeare plays, what have I gained from it? Nothing. After reading countless books over the past 5 years, can I honestly say I've gained an insight into anything useful? No. In my opinion, the whole course is a joke because the majority of the students don't even care what they are being taught and the substance of the text. They don't even care about the argument they are presenting, sure they get a 20/20, but do they really care or understand the significance of their argument? English is just remembering essays for a test and we ultimately never gain anything useful from it. The old saying is "when are we ever going to need this in the real world", and I totally agree with this statement, when are we ever going to be assessed upon intertextual conversations or creative writing. NESA need to get with the times, students don't want or need to be assessed on 16 century plays or 20th century poems, we don't have interest in these topics. Seriously what really needs to be taught in English is proper grammatical skills, how to write important emails, cvs/job application letters things that will assist us in our future jobs. Sorry for the rant and yeah I know I'm performing poorly in Advanced English, but I don't care. This subject has never really meant anything to me and never interested me in the slightest. Before people start saying, "you don't appreciate the message of these texts" or "you don't understand the underlying message", I do, I just don't think they are relevant.