The worst English course I have ever taken was during my senior year of High school. The year before, when I was signing up for my English class, I had two choices. It was between English 12 and British Literature. I decided to sign up for British Literature. The first couple weeks of the class were easy but it eventually got more difficult and more annoying. We started reading “Macbeth” by Shakespeare. It was already hard enough trying to figure out what the text meant but the teacher was making it worse. My English teacher was also a drama teacher and she loved “Macbeth”. She thought it would be fun to do many different activities with it on top of taking quizzes and test and writing essays. In my opinion, one of the dumbest activities we did was act out a scene from the play in front of the class. She made us get into groups and rehearse our scene nonstop for the next couple classes. I hated every second of it; I signed up for English not Drama.

Another thing that we did quite frequently was Socratic seminars, which were newly introduced into the curriculum. We had to discuss the play with each other, and were graded on how well we knew the play and how much we talked. They were worth 40 percent of our grade. I never did that well on them because so many other people would talk.I could never say what I wanted to say before time ran out. Not only did we do this for “Macbeth”, we also did them for another book that we read later in the year. Luckily, I did well on everything else in that class or I probably would have failed.

The worst English course I have ever taken was during my senior year of High school. The year before, when I was signing up for my English class, I had two choices. It was between English 12 and British Literature. I decided to sign up for British Literature.

The first couple weeks of the class were easy but it eventually got more difficult and more annoying. We started reading “Macbeth” by Sha…

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