I use to love English when I was in high school. I would go beyond the requirements and when they ask for 5 pages I would give them 20. I always would try very hard in English and always did well in it. My scores were always advanced and every time they tested me said I was 2 years advanced in English. I was always above the other students. this fact kind of annoyed me. I thought this was great but my teacher would get upset when I did extra work. She said she did not feel like reading all of it. Yet at the same time she would encourage other students in the class who did not do half as much and say they are the brightest kid in the class. I had another teacher that I loved and he loved all my extra work he would encourage me to do a lot and said he loved reading my stuff. I guess I feel kind of cheated since I tried so hard and the teacher really did not seem to appreciate the work I did. I mean should a teacher not encourage there kids to go above and beyond? Is it me or is this just a lazy teacher? I mean the teacher would encourage us to do the minimum just because she did not feel like grading everything. Why take a English Career if you do not love your job? After my junior year I stopped caring about English and most of my classes.