Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: My Favourite Subject at School and Why?

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all well! It’s time for post number 9 in the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews. If you’re interested in taking part yourself, you can find this year’s list of topics here, and if you’d like to read what others have written on today’s topic, you can do so here.

My Favourite Subject at school and Why?

There were many subjects in school that I didn’t love but wanted to, like maths, for instance. I couldn’t get away with numbers. I’d try hard and reach a certain point, but then the numbers would start swimming around on the page. I still struggle with numbers now and then, even today.

Though I enjoyed biology and chemistry, I couldn’t fully grasp physics. I wanted to because I love science, and physics was where we learned about planets and space – things I’ve always been interested in, but most of it went over my head.

There were subjects that I really enjoyed and looked forward to. First, there was history. I loved history. I still love it. I enjoy learning about our world and the people who have inhabited it. I think history is one of the most important subjects that schools teach; its how we understand the mistakes of our ancestors and, hopefully, how to build a better world by not making them again (that is when we learn about the whole history and not just the version written by the ‘good guys’).

Then, there’s I.T., and, as I’ve said before, that’s where I was first properly introduced to the internet and all of the great things it can be used for. It’s where I learned how to use a word processor, too, which I am eternally grateful for because now, I use one daily.

I did very well in food technology (our school’s name for the lesson that taught us how to cook basic food and meals). I enjoyed the process of combining different ingredients to create something new. It’s where I learned how to make a roux, soup, lasagne and even rice crispy cakes. It was great, and the skills I learned then still sometimes come in handy today.

Of all the subjects I studied in school, however, the one I loved most – was English; it was the one lesson I excelled in. I’ve always loved to read and write, things I do every day now. I never found anything about English difficult; I took to it like a duck to water. It helped to have an incredibly encouraging English teacher who read every story I wrote – both for class and at home for fun. She’d guide me on grammar and taught me about story structure. She would even talk through some of my ideas with me, too.
In English class, I discovered great writers like John Steinbeck, William Shakespeare, William Blake and Emily Dickinson. Had I not had such a great teacher who really helped me with reading and writing, I don’t know what I’d be doing today.

Well, that’s post nine completed. I’m interested to see what some of your favourite subjects were/are!

As always, thank you for stopping by and giving this post a read!

Until next time,

George

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18 replies

  1. We share some similar answers!

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  2. History and English make an enlightened person.

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  3. Here they pretty much called all things cooking/sewing/etc. “Home Economics”. Sadly they don’t offer it anymore in schools…

    I had a feeling “English” would come up in several posts today 🙂

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  4. “Food technology” is an amusing way to refer to a cooking class. Ours was a two-partner…”Parenting and Clothing”, and then “Food and ___ ” something else. It involved a test on common architecture styles in housing, though. XD

    I’m with you on the interests of IT, but for me that was something I mostly pursued outside of school — poking through game files to mod them, exploring the internet, opening my computer case and trying to identify all the parts through guides online.

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  5. I stumbled into IT by accident; it was something up-and-coming all through my childhood and early adulthood, but I went into it with a degree in English and a minor in Anthropology. History has always been a peripheral interest for me, and studying history overlaps so much with the things I learned as an English major that I consider them sort of twin siblings.

    Having a devoted and attentive mentor, however, is more valuable than any single discipline. Especially at certain times of life.

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  6. Great post, George! I love the trial-and-error of it all…after all, we were kids/teens so we were still trying to figure things out! I’ve always loved writing, even though I didn’t always care for the English teachers — but, boy, did I want their approval of my skills!

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  7. We called the cooking course “Home Economics” and although a “Boys’ Beauty Contest” where boys dressed as girls was an annual joke in assembly, no boy dared to venture into the Home Ec room. That was what some of us girls liked best about it!

    I liked English as a subject; one year, one of the public school teachers who were forced to teach it actually seemed to like the subject too, but mostly I didn’t look forward to English classes at school.

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  8. Funnily enough, I love history now but hated it in school. I think that was due to our history teachers being terrible.

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