The Useful Class
Depending on what you as a student find interest in, some of the classes on your checksheet for graduation may not initially be your cup of tea. But, we’re here to get a liberal arts degree. We get to take several courses which will broaden our knowledge and life skills. There are lifelong benefits to studying the liberal arts (history, languages, mathematics, life sciences, and literature).
I personally love English. I don’t mind diagramming sentences, I don’t mind writing papers, and I love writing posts for this blog. Actually, I’ve even just added an extra English minor. However, I admit that I do not enjoy reading. My sisters could spend full days sitting on the couch with their nose in a book, but that has just never been my passion.
At the beginning of last fall, I registered for American Literature. Although I hadn't been looking forward to the class, it ended up not being too hard because I put forth a good amount of effort. I can say now that I enjoy reading more, and I have grown to appreciate the beauty found in literature because of this class. I am currently in the British Literature class, and I am enjoying a semester of new discovery and blessings. Besides, a better reader makes an even better writer, right?
I say all of this to encourage you to search for the benefit of every class you take. God has a purpose for everything. Surely, broadening our knowledge in subjects such as history, science, and literature can only benefit us. You never know what God plans to do with you in the future. So, do your best, and let God do the rest.
“A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.” --Proverbs 16:90
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