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English Reading Practice – Freedom of Thought
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Madeline finishes her
exam with a sigh. She
it in and walks out of the classroom.
Her friend Abe says
sad? Did your test not go
Madeline smiles, "No, It is
that. I just know that my
to the essay question does not
the professor's answer."
confused. "Well, if you know what answer the
wants, why not just give it to him?"
I do not agree with him. I could not
myself to write something I do not believe. Do not
, my theory has plenty of
to support it. My essay
good. My answer is
. It is just a
answer than the one he teaches."
. "Oh, I think I understand. I am just surprised that you
a bad grade to stand up for your idea."
Madeline smiles again, "I know,
A few days later, the professor
the exams back to the students. Madeline is
to see an A on her test.
After class, she
her professor. "Thank you for the
," she says.
He smiles, "
do not have to thank me. You earn your
, and your work deserves an A."
"Okay," she says, "I am
that my answer to the essay question does not match your
"True," he agrees, "
you have the right to your own ideas. You have
of thought. Trust me – your work
an A, even if we disagree on everything!"
"Wow, thanks," Madeline says and walks
, happy and determined to always stand
for her ideas.