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I Am An English Major

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    Got My B.A. Now What?

    As the wonderful song from Avenue Q states: "What do you do with a B.A. in English?" I've been reading and writing ever since I learned how and after changing my major a couple times, I finally decided that English was indeed the way to go. The college I went to also offered a...
    t3hdoublehelix t3hdoublehelix 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Cordelia is my favorite of all characters.

    King Lear makes me cry :'(
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Oct 25, 2014

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    Because I Had To!

    I couldn't study anything other than English, I really couldn't.  Everything else just seems so...ridiculous to me, I guess. I'm English with emphasis on Creative Writing, because I sort of want to be an author, although I'm not very skilled at writing.  I wrote a book...
    felinethespian felinethespian 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    And by that I mean: I was an English major.

    But I sometimes think that I was born an 'English major' and that I'll more or less be that forever.
    UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre UnimaginativeDoubleEntendre 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    Bibliophile.

    I am an English Major. I love English, I love literature, and I love words.  They are what truly makes me happy :)
    bextacy bextacy 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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    Poetry

    How do you speak the unspoken?How can the unspoken be beautiful?Poetry is my sky.  I want my sky.  Nothing but sky... Nothing but sky. 
    nightriver nightriver 18-21 1 Response Jun 14, 2012

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    Third Major's The Charm!

    I am a new English major, I transferred out of Biology just recently (which I transferred to from Chemical Engineering). The science stuff just wasn't doing it for me. It is frustrating, stressful, and demoralizing. I feel that I'm finally in a major which I'm going to enjoy. I'm...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2010

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    Creative Writing

    I'm an English major with a creative writing track. I love it. I'm also a sociology minor. I hope to be a middle school or high school English teacher after graduating. I have three more semesters left.
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl 18-21, F Nov 28, 2008

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    English Major

    Always knew I was a reader and a writer. From a really young age. But the problem is....now I'm stuck with this crappy major that I love. Sometimes your true loves screw you.
    SweetbriarPoet SweetbriarPoet 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 2008

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    it was all right, everything was all right,

    the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Apr 23

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    You will walk differently alone,

    dear, through a thicker atmosphere, forcing your way through the shadows of chairs, through the dripping smoke of the funnels. You will feel your own reflection sliding along the eyes of those who look at you. You are no longer insulated; but I suppose you must touch life in...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Oct 29, 2014

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    Ever Since I Learned To Read, I Knew.

    I taught myself how to read in kindergarten, looking at cubby holes. After that, anything with words was fair game. My like of reading turned into a love of reading, and as I got older, I found that I enjoyed writing as well. While other kids were struggling with the "umbrella...
    Panurgos Panurgos 18-21, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Happy

    I have always LOVED anything having to do with books and words, so it seemed natural that I would be an English major from the beginning...not so-- after going through 2 changes, I FINALLY realized the truth Haha...I'm really loving my decision now!!
    ashliecariese ashliecariese 22-25, F May 10, 2012

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    Mr. Edward Magorium: [to the main character,

    about dying] When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written? He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes...
    ChangingFaces5 ChangingFaces5 26-30 Oct 26, 2014

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    And so far I have done absolutely nothing with

    it. Money well spent then! hahaha
    SlushyAseSparkles SlushyAseSparkles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    The Only Serious Path.

    I love stories. I love imagery. Poetry and fiction.  I think i could go without food or drink if only I could have a pile of novels and short story collections and poetry chapbooks. I don't think I could ever major in anything else, really.
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M 3 Responses May 22, 2008

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    Use of An English Major?

    I am an English major because I always knew I would be. It's always been a kind of calling for me. Always my favorite classes, and like most other English majors, I love to read and write. I loved Chaucer and Faulkner and Shakespeare. I excelled at literary...
    BrenMore BrenMore 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    A Lifelong Love Of English

    I have loved English, writing and literature for as long as I've lived.  I have not wanted anything more in my life, and I'm finally on the road to my dream.  I published my first novel, am writing a storm, and am in college pursuing my English degree. 
    darreilley darreilley 31-35 Nov 23, 2010

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    So after researching

    for one of my classes, I've decided I must be thinking unrealistic because apparently an English Ed degree is useless and I'm a woman which means I should represent women and go into a STEM career. No thank you... I think I'll be an English Teacher. Doctors can't go to med...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Lately I've been having so much troubles but umm... it's hard to tell but the language English and the ppl who're using it, are so heart warming. Not everyone but my English...
    Yuker85 Yuker85 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Yes, really. I suck at English at all. ._. Maybe I can write, but when I am trying to speak, I sound like squeaking mouse. I hate being Asian...everyone knows that Asians are bad...
    monikahatsune monikahatsune 13-15 3 days ago

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    Me and my sister Becky were sitting on a plane on our way to England to visit friends. we knew some friends at the airport that had hooked us up with a first class seat right in...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 13-15, F a week ago

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    i am not good in english.any body help me,please?
    valoachi valoachi 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    Hi anyone want to talk I can speak Spanish or English Hola quere hablar. Puedo hablar inglés o español
    Catie1028 Catie1028 13-15, F May 9

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    Soooo you lads in north England want their own parliament or to join Scotland ( my country ) or better still I've heard a referendum We just saved our nation up here why do you...
    greatbritain1707 greatbritain1707 18-21, M 2 Responses May 13

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    Although English is not my first language, I have come to love learning and teaching this language. I dread the rigors of having to explain grammatical rules and editing essays...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 1 Response May 15

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    I'm not good at English. It is my real worry.
    mkrr mkrr 22-25, F 2 Responses May 16

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    Just decided to go on here and share my experience. I left Ireland on Saturday May 16th at 11am to travel to South Korea to teach English. So far I have spent 28 hours in airports...
    SketchieDaemon SketchieDaemon 22-25, M May 17

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    Using proper English is very important on the Internet, in my opinion. Sure, if I'm joking around, I'll type illiterate, but other than that, I'll be literate. I can't take anyone...
    MisunderstoodGirl69 MisunderstoodGirl69 13-15, F May 17

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    For such a small country to have such an impact on the world, I am proud to be English!
    EnglishCharles EnglishCharles 56-60, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I speak English as a 1st language. I guess I'm the odd one. LUCKY ME :DDD
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I wish I could go bck. Just right before my 20's& make better choices. It is so imperative I now know. Sleeplessness can affect you in so many ways. Physically& emotionally. Hard...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    Any like minded people from Bournemouth fancy chatting?
    Moon1991 Moon1991 22-25, M 3 Responses May 3

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    je parle francais mais je'ne suit pas vrement bon aid moi.. silvouplet
    millymack123 millymack123 18-21, M 2 Responses May 16

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    I don't know but I'm out of words... There are a lot of readings to finish and and and I cannot wait to graduate
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 18

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    .... so why, in this age of enlightenment, can't we have our National Flag here?
    wildcat1944 wildcat1944 70+, M 5 Responses May 22

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    attcia attcia 13-15, F May 23

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    Just got my first job working in physics! (I'm in my 3rd year of my undergraduate degree, and got hired by my professor) This is the best job ever :)
    StarTortoise StarTortoise 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

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    Those who dont have any deity, or chant any mantra or have any guru in their life.. they have no1 to save themselves from the mishaps. When ur deity or chant power or guru is...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    Anyone care to help me once plss
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 8

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    I'm going to be in my 4th year. It's a blast (lawl)...no but really, music is just, ugh I can't explain it. I can't imagine going into any other field ?????
    beautifulblessedchild beautifulblessedchild 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    holy sheep **** on a shingle
    PillsburyPervertBoy PillsburyPervertBoy 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    The Cincinnati Reds have a pulse. They came off the mat this week-end and swept a first place Washington Nationals team. They finally showed some gumption, mental toughness and...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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