Expectation Preparation ft. ENG4U
High school starts off with piles of compulsory courses. By the time we get to our final year, we have one single compulsory course left: English. Not only is it the only compulsory course for the grade 12s, but every single university program requires it. But should they?
Yes. Yes, they should.
Because university has certain expectations that only ENG4U can properly prepare you for.
Take essay writing. University programs are built upon essays. You read a book, you write an essay. You research a time period, you write an essay. You examine the brain, you write an essay. Success in university relies on good essay writing. And where do we get the skills to write a good essay?
Another one is reading comprehension. To do all those essays, you’re gonna have to read a lot. And what use is the reading if you can’t extract every. Single. Little. Detail? So much of reading comprehension is reliant on being able to make inferences and understand fictional metaphors. And again, where do those skills come from?
It prepares you for the excruciating expectations that university programs hold.
Expectation preparation. The pillar of grade 12 university level English.
May as well start the suffering — er, preparation — now.