17 Clichéd Interrogatives Of Which English Majors Are Fatigued
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17 Clichéd Interrogatives Of Which English Majors Are Fatigued

No, I do not want to teach.

17 Clichéd Interrogatives Of Which English Majors Are Fatigued
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Being an English major is interesting, to say the least. There are so many different career fields you can enter with an English degree, yet for some odd reason, people always assume there are only two paths we can or want to take. Every time I tell someone I'm an English major, I get hit with the same set of questions.

Next time someone tells you they're an English major, avoid asking these 17 questions.

1. You want to teach, right?

2. So you want to be a writer, then?

3. Well, what ARE you going to do with an English degree?

4. Can you write my paper for me?

5. Well can, you at least edit my paper?

6. What's it like having such an easy major?


7. How do your parents feel about you being an English major?

8. So you really enjoy writing, huh?

9. Is it easy only having to read for homework?

I have to read a total of 26 chapters of several different books by tomorrow morning, but yes, it's extremely easy.

10. Are you like a grammar nazi?

11. Do you know how to spell _______?

Do I look like a dictionary to you?

12. Why would you major in English? Don't you already know English?

13. You do realize you're not going to make a lot of money with an English degree, right?

14. Do you know how hard it is to find a job with an English degree?

15. Why didn't you choose a more practical major?

16. Have you ever read ________?

17. Don't you ever get tired of reading and writing all the time?

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