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1984 and the Public Domain

While I would go on to complete a degree in Economics, and later end up in Project Management, one of the most important aspects of my education came in Grade 12. Mrs. Boughner, an intelligent, tough, but always fair English teacher taught me a valuable set of skills: how to write, how to understand what you just read, and how to clearly express your position on something.

This class alone was probably the most important part of my high school education. As much as I still use these skills on a daily basis, it also did one other great thing for me – it introduced me to what is still one my favourite novels – George Orwell’s 1984.