I Have Been A Student At St. Cloud Technical Community College

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I have been a student at St. Cloud Technical Community College for almost 2 semesters, and over the course of these semesters I have completed mostly English courses. My writing style and overall understanding of English has grown, and I have learned more than I thought possible. I had taken numerous English courses throughout my high school days and expected to

know exactly what I was in for. Boy oh boy was I wrong about that! Going through these classes has taught me to expand my mind and discover my deep thoughts and ideas. Most importantly I have learned how valuable language and writing are.

We all grew up learning how to read and write almost everyday. It was and still is a necessity in day to day doings. How would someone be able to stop at a stop sign without being able to read the word Stop on it? How would someone know how long to cook chicken for if they cannot properly read the instructions written? How would someone know the details of an important article in a newspaper without being able to translate the writing to their understanding? Every single person on this planet needs writing and language understanding, even if they are from a different country and learn a different language. These are all concepts I think about on a daily basis.

For thousands of years, reading has been considered a worthy activity and books were and still are highly valued(.....). Why is that? Why are books, passages, articles, etc., so important when it comes to…

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