An interesting question that was brought up today in class that led to an important discussion was the topic of English as a class. What defines English? Is it a subject? This is a hard question, because I think that there are many aspects of English as a subject. I consider it to be a very broad idea, because I believe English is applicable to every other “subject” that we study in school. It is the foundation of our language and the way that we communicate. Communication is a key component in being successful in school, and without learning the basics of English, we would not be able to move ahead in our education development. I believe that there are different sections of the English subject that are divided into classes that students can take in school, for example, a writing course, a reading course, a journalism course, or a research methods course. The variety of classes help students zone in on specific skills that are appropriate to be learned for other subjects. In science classes, communication classes, and or any other subjects, the material being taught is different, but a research paper could be assigned to each one. Students would then use the skills learned in their English writing classes to efficiently write a paper. I think it is important for English to be learned, no matter the type of way, because without it, how would we communicate?