Form 7 and Copperfield
Hi everyone! After a not so "breakful" winter break, I have returned to school. I was actually ready and excited to come back, which is different than most other returnings to school that I've had. After other breaks, I never looked forward to coming back as much as I did this time. Personally, I think it has something to do with being on Form 7 (11th grade).
Although I'm only at the beginning of this Form, I love it. It's so different from Form 6 (10th grade) because, as is so often stated and I am already beginning to see, on Form 7 you learn more than academics. You learn about life, and all the subjects you study, projects you do, and books that you read have interrelating points which blend perfectly.
I've also started one of the literature seminars for Form 7. We're reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, which is...I don't have a copy with me now, but it's somewhere between 800-1000 pages of a literate person's writing. That's close to as many pages as you'll find in a Webster's Dictionary! I had gotten the impression that I wouldn't enjoy the book, that it would be dull and difficult, so naturally that caused me to dread it. But once again my fears turn out to be little fluffy clouds, because it's not that hard, and it's very good. Better in my opinion than Great Expectations. How can you not love the young Davy Copperfield? He's adorable!
Wednesday February, 1, 2012 at 03:39PM