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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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    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 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 16, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 21-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2007

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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 1 Response May 9, 2011

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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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    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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    For others coming to America, English is our official language and not your foreign language. English must be continued to be taught and used in our schools. If you want to use a...
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    English is not my first language, I speak Estonian :) my typing may be alright but I type better then i speak English. So excuse if my typing is not so good! :)
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    My favourite kind are Thomas English Muffins. They have the famous "nooks & crannies." I put mine in the toaster until they are golden brown, then put them on a dish with just...
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    Someone help me with my english homework. Screw this
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    I'm English and I'm a mancunian so ye from Manchester but I sound like half Manchester half wiganish cause I have learnt their slang from my Bezzie but I have traits of French...
    sophiebluewolf sophiebluewolf 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Are there any English girls on this site wanna chat and have some fun? Message me ;)
    memph31 memph31 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    anyone can help? i want to learn deep english convos for me to get ready to take ielts exam.. no naughty topics please.. thanks
    chippylovemrchips chippylovemrchips 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    I've always wanted one! I think English Bulldogs deserve unique names because they are so cute & different.
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A girls English accent is the sexiest thing everrr
    callum94 callum94 18-21, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm a pscyh major, anyone else?
    kamei09 kamei09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I am going to college currently but am only obtaining a minor in music. My reason behind this is that finding a job nowadays is so difficult, let alone finding a job in music or...
    sewnchaos sewnchaos 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    any fellow brits out there?
    SmokBFG SmokBFG 36-40, M 18 Responses Aug 6

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    A full stop at the end of a sentence sometimes indicates sarcasm.
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    I don't always use correct grammar or type everything perfect, but you can tell when its an accident and when they can't tell its wrong. I hate reading things when they are that...
    jaymess jaymess 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Anyone know what the blonde is called on noth west tonight?
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    420uk 420uk 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 17

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    sa oled nii armas ma võiks lirts sa<3 ahhh c:
    HelloKittyBaby HelloKittyBaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Can anyone help me by messaging with me?
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    Persian language is very simple ....I like Persian ..... You?????
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    I speak conversation French but am much slower with grammar when I'm typing/writing. It'd be helpful to talk with someone who will understand my occasional franglish.
    ElleEstJolieLaide ElleEstJolieLaide 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't eat breakfast, just black coffee. I rarely eat but when I do it's cause I have to. Some days I sleep all day some days I can't sleep at all. I rarely talk let alone...
    MorbidMorals MorbidMorals 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    i am always thinking. my brain is never ever silent. my thoughts also come and go fast. i can have a thought and before its over with its gone and im on to another an ive forgotten...
    000SadisticBitch000 000SadisticBitch000 31-35, F Aug 19

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    Tomorrow I start a plan where I starve myself for around 2 weeks or so and then commit suicide. I had an old account, goingunder, but this membership will be used while I'm on this...
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    So tomorrow I start starvation instead of today, I had to stay home sick. Tomorrow I put up an excuse that I was bullied badly so everything else can go smoothly
    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F Aug 21

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    **** I just really want to die
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    I hate my life. I hate my personality and my body and dependency. I'm so quick to laugh and fall in love and I'm ******* fat and I depend too much on a certain person that makes me...
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    Just thinking about my suicide right now....
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    I'm crying right now because I want to die so badly and I just hate myself so much
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    What's bothering me at the moment ...so yesterday at my highschool some girls I knew bullied me about being lesbian and pulled my hair and hit me. I also have this idol...he's...
    thelastwordsofTeague thelastwordsofTeague 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I feel ******* worthless and just ******
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