The Magic of Brain Fuel

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In the beginning of English class on most days, we do this activity called Brain Fuel where my class and I would be able to read books, blogs, or do anything that interests us such as drawing or writing, etc. My teacher had us do this activity to allow ourselves to have some quiet time alone each day. It gives us time to relax and relieve stress which in turn allows us to be able to accomplish more and think better or be more creative. During Brain Fuel activity, an idea might pop into our head and it may come occasionally, or a whole bunch of ideas may come at once like a storm. They could come while we’re reading something that inspired us or while we draw. You never know. Maybe someday, one of those ideas could change the world. Having just a little time during class for Brain Fuel could actually make a difference. In those few minutes, it allows us to ponder about things we’ve never had time for since our day is always busy, consisting of school.

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Discovering New Things

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During English class, we are currently reading A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. It is one of those books where you have to reread it over and over again to understand its contents since there are deeper meanings hidden behind the words. Sometimes, I would read it and wonder what the chapter was about. When you read a book repeatedly, you discover new things. You might find out new things that you never caught before in the text or finally understand the message the story was conveying. Rereading the book is helpful since you might not understand the content now, but after a while, if you read it again, you’ll understand it better when you’re able to relate to the book. You will find a new deeper meaning to the words instead of just simply taking it from the context. When reading A Tale of Two Cities, you have to think outside of the box. Once you understand the content, it’s that moment of pride where you feel like you’ve achieved something.

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