What It's Like To Be A Communication Major
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What It's Like To Be A Communication Major

As told by The Office

What It's Like To Be A Communication Major

I don't know what it is about my major that makes people think I've picked the easy way out. No, it's not a joke, and no, I'm not only learning how to talk to people. If someone were to take a peek at my day-planner, I'm sure they would be surprised at what they see: tests, papers, quizzes every week. Communications is no easier than any other field.

This one's for you, comm major.

Looking at your syllabi and realizing you have a presentation in four of your classes all in the same week...

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When your professor makes you do a group project...

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Writing for your school paper and two other blog sites, and your articles are all do on the same day each week...

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No longer using the Oxford comma, and cursing people who do...

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Writing in AP style even in your English classes...

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Dealing with people who say that you chose communications so you don't have to be 'undecided'...

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