Five Things English Teachers Should Teach their Students

Ah, high school English class: it's the place where you first read Shakespeare, learned the five-paragraph essay format, and wrote those annual research papers. While English class can be incredibly rewarding, there's a few things I wish English teachers taught me while I was in high school (and even college to an extent). After all, English is an incredibly valuable subject, especially since people don't seem to focus on creating good writing in a world of texting. Here's five things I wish English teachers taught me in school.

Can Writing Be Taught? My Unique Take on This Topic

Every writer has their own opinion on the topic. Some believe it's nearly impossible to learn from classes while others think that this craft can be studied under a teacher. You'll find hundreds of differing opinions on this topic, and the answer usually depends on the outlook of the writer. Can writing be taught? Well, my unique take is this: if you really want to learn the art of writing, of course writing can be taught -- but it might not be in a traditional classroom setting. Here's how.

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Why Writing is a Great Skill to Have

When you’re looking to build a skill set, you want to make sure you’re studying topics that look desirable to employers. Writing is one of the most important skills you can have in your skill set. With more and more people using the internet to communicate, you'll want to be equipped with the ability to effectively respond through words.