The beauty of the school- mainly when we’re small- lies in the fact that we have the opportunity to study a diverse range of subjects. Hence we develop a variety of skills while enhancing our knowledge of the world around us.
Learning so many different subjects allows a person to view environments and situations from other points of view, which makes them more well-rounded and open-minded.
Nevertheless, with so much variety in types of study, one is bound to develop a particular liking for a certain subject. This favourite subject can change over time, depending on several factors like the syllabus content, the teacher and also the student’s own performance in the subject.
The favourite subject doesn’t need to be always purely academic. It can also be related to arts or sports, which further shows the diversity of the topics we get to learn in school.
My Favourite Subject English
My favourite subject changed a lot, depending on the teacher. This is because a teacher with lots of enthusiasm and knowledge about their field can definitely encourage me to enjoy a topic much more.
Nevertheless, English has always been a consistent favourite of mine. I’ve been fortunate to have so many good English teachers pass through my school life.
I enjoyed English primarily because the thoughtful, creative and inspirational nature of the subject always fascinated me. I always loved learning new literature and poetry because the experience would continually stir up my imagination. It would leave me in wonder at how capable we are if we just put our minds to it.
Moreover, I definitely received a lot of personal encouragement from English teachers in the past. Because they knew that I wrote poetry and short stories, they would always appreciate my work and tell me to keep writing.
They were always pleased with my marks, although they did often have some rather stern warnings to offer about my handwriting!
My favourite aspect of English is that I always stumble upon something new and exciting, so I don’t get bored. Often studying for exams can be awful and stressful, but studying for English exams was always a lot of fun.
This was because I genuinely found the subject material to be intriguing. It doesn’t even feel like studying. It just feels like I am naturally developing my reading and analytical skills while also stimulating my imagination and creativity.
Learning English at school has had its benefits- it has improved my writing a lot, and as a poet, I am very grateful for that. Moreover, I think that when you develop strong writing and reading skills, it also helps you with your exams for other subjects. This enables you to shape answers in a manner that appeals to the ones reading them.
My favourite story that I’ve studied for English at school has definitely been Julius Caesar, a play by William Shakespeare. I enjoy the works of Shakespeare a lot, and Julius Caesar is definitely one of my favourites, second only to the infamous Macbeth.
I love the play because of the complexity of the plot-line and also the way Shakespeare’s skills allow me to visualise the scenes perfectly. As a writer, I highly admire this skill and hope to hone my skills to the point where my words can help paint detailed pictures in the minds of my readers.
However, there is one aspect of studying English at school that I was never particularly fond of- the grammar! I personally found grammar to be incredibly dull, and I paid very little attention to it while studying.
Although I have good grammar skills, my teachers always made it clear that just because I understand it easily doesn’t mean I should neglect it. After all, if it’s in the syllabus and my marks depend on it, I definitely ought to take it more seriously.
Overall, English is a fascinating subject. For the people who dislike English, I would strongly suggest reading some books- pick up any book you think you would like.
Even a magazine or a food blog counts- as long as you keep reading what interests you, your writing and reading skills are automatically sharpened. They will definitely help make the subject much more enjoyable.
My Favourite Subject Maths
Every school offers its students a superb range of subjects to study and hence develop themselves in many ways. Nevertheless, all students are bound to have a favourite. My favourite is Mathematics because solving problems helps me focus, and the complexity of certain concepts is fascinating to me.
To have an outstanding Maths teacher is always important because I think a smart and generous teacher can completely change the way you view the subject.
I wouldn’t say all my Maths teachers have been perfect, but I’ve definitely learned from the experiences they have provided me. With Mathematics, it is essential to understand what style of learning works best for you.
Not everyone manages to grasp a concept by merely doing a few practice problems. Everybody is different, and that is why one should always discuss this aspect of themselves with their teacher so that they can improve on themselves and score higher marks.
Nevertheless, it is essential to also focus on other subjects. If only Mathematics mattered as society tells us it does, then the world would be in utter chaos.
This is because there is much more to running the world smoothly than just scientists and mathematicians. Every profession matters, and so does every subject. Every child across the world should always remember that when thinking about the things that make them happy.
My Favourite Subject Science
My favourite aspect of learning at school is how my subjects challenge me to look at the world from new perspectives. I think the subject that does this the best for me would be Science. I think it is interesting because of the variety in the subject and the many options that can be explored, mainly biology, chemistry and physics.
My favourite is biology because the study of the human body fascinates me, and I especially enjoy units on how different organs and organ systems function, such as the heart.
Chemistry is interesting too because it involves a lot of practical work, and doing experiments in the laboratory helps a lot with the learning process.
Physics, on the other hand, can definitely seem cumbersome. Still, I think that if you read about it and look into how it affects the real world, it can be a very intriguing field to explore.
When I was younger, physics interested me because I wanted to be an astronaut, so if you like studying about space, physics can definitely help with that.
I do, however, find it problematic when Indian society chooses to focus on it too much. Societal norms hence neglect any other interests a child may have, forcing them into a particular lifestyle that may not be right for them.
We study a variety of subjects in school for a reason- so that we can become well-rounded individuals who are perfectly balanced, as all things should be.