Pros and Cons of being an English major.
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Pros and Cons of being an English major.

8 papers and over 100 pages of reading...and I still love it.

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Pros and Cons of being an English major.

What is your major? Biology, math, political science, communication, English, art, etc. Do you always complain to your friends that have a different major than you about how hard your classes are? Then you get into this argument as to why they believe that have the hardest major and that yours is a piece of cake. Or how about when you tell people YOUR major and they say ‘that’s not too hard’ or ‘stop complaining! You have the easiest major here.’ I’m sorry. I didn’t know that you had to write 3 different 5 page papers. I didn’t know you had to read 3 chapters out of 2 different books. P.S. each chapter has about 20-30 pages each. Every major is hard, but here some pros and cons to mine.

Pro: You always have a book to read.

Con: You will always HAVE to read.

Pro: As a fiction read (and soon to be writer), I have more empathy and social skills.

Con: You are too emotional for you

Pro: You know the difference between “their, there, and they’re”

Con: You should correct people when they mix it up.

Pro: You have a new world to explore.

Con: People won’t understand a thing that you say.

Pro: You realize how amazing it is that “The Oxford English Dictionary.”

Con: You realize how EXPENSVE it is.

Pro: When people ask why you don’t like a book (aka Twilight), you can give reasons that makes sense, rather than ‘it’s just dumb.’

Con: You get a whole lecture about why THEY think it’s a good book.

Pro: The best thing that is you are always inspired.

Con: You never have anything to write with or on.

Pro: You understand how to edit.

Con: Everyone asks you to edit their papers.

Please stop saying that being an English major is easy, it’s not. They are many different reasons why it’s not. Every major is hard, there is no doubt that everyone complains about how difficult their major is and the classes that go along with it. It doesn’t matter if you are an art major or a chemistry major. I know for a fact that everything in college is hard. But there is always pro to any con you have as any major. I know there are some when it comes to being an English major.

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