6 Tales of An English Major
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6 Tales of An English Major

I chose the English life and it chose me too.

6 Tales of An English Major

Being an English major is something else. It's not the easiest thing that I have done or will ever do but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Okay, maybe a lifetime supply of pizza but other than that, nothing. Not a lot of people choose this life but if you would like to know what it's like to be one, here a few different things to show you.

1. Reading

I promise you, as an English major, reading is all I feel like I do. Depending on the week, I can read up to 200 pages a week. Thank you, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. But there is more than actually reading the text, I have to make sure that I have to know what the heck I just read because you can bet that a quiz is coming your way.

2. Coffee/Tea

Because of all the pages to read, I am often drowning myself in some sort of caffeine. My personal favorite is raspberry tea or coffee creamer because if I am drinking it, I want to at least like it.

3. Class Discussions

Class discussions with a class full of English majors is so much better than one from an English class needed to graduate. I personally haven't been in a class like that but I can't wait. It's just a class of people that want to be there and understand what they are doing or reading. You are put into group projects with people that want to put in 110%.

4. Papers

If you are writing a paper for a class you don't want to be in or you don't want to write about. This semester, I have to write a research paper on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and I am honestly so excited to write it because I love the poem. I love digging into

works and finding a deeper meaning.

5. Oh, so you want to be a teacher?

Gosh no. This is a question I get asked at least once a week because people think that teaching is the only thing you can do with an English degree. Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of people out there that get an English degree to teach but I am not one of those people. There are many other things to do with that degree and no, I don't know what I want to do with it but I still have a few years to figure it out.

6. My friends

My friends are my biggest supports, behind my mom of course. I will tell them that I question my major, due to the fact that I don't know what I want to do, and they will tell me, "Danica, you are an amazing writing and you are always reading. I look forward to see what you come up with next." They often say that they couldn't set time aside to read for English and they are so glad that I can because it's what I love. They simply can't live this life and are in so much awe that I can.

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