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    Writing – the one word that makes many students cringe –  is an essential part of life. Writing engages the brain in a unique way. As we enter the second semester, students in General 4 and Honors 2 English, will begin a writing journey. Every Friday, the students will be given a cue to respond to in written form. These cues will range from a current lesson or current event in society. 

    The question for many still is – “Why write?” Jordan Peterson, known Canadian clinical psychologist and author, responded in this fashion. 

    “No one ever tells students why they should write something. It’s like – you have to do the assignment. Well, why are you writing? Well, you need the grade. No! You need to learn to think because thinking makes you act effectively in the world! Thinking makes you win battles you undertake. Those could be battles for good things. If you can think, speak, and write, you are absolutely deadly. Nothing can get in your way. It’s the most powerful weapon you could possibly provide someone with.”

    So – whether you journal or write down simple notes – write! Writing makes you “absolutely deadly.”