Methinks Sgt G
was an English teacher in a previous life.
Nope, not even close. Math teacher, perhaps.
All I remember doing in high school English class was parsing sentence structure. This is the subject, this is the verb, this is the object. That sort of crap. We never learned how to actually write a story.
Years later, I took a college writing class. I probably learned more from that one class then I did in six years of high school.