Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Connor Brown’s English Story

I first knew I loved English my freshman year, reading To Kill a Mockingbird. It was the first time I ever really thought about what I can learn from reading. Not only that but also what can be truly said through writing. I learned through the guided discussion of the book, the dissection of what everything meant. With all of these things, from reading to writing to guided discussion, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Connor Brown’s English Story.

I love reading. I always have. Well, let me correct that. I love reading that means something; writing that has something to say. Whether that something be a quote, a moral, a theme, something. The way I personally see reading is that if I don’t leave the book with something to carry with me after I set the book down then maybe it wasn’t worth the read. I say I want to leave a book with something, I would be remiss to not mention the last book I read.
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