I Am An English Major

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 139 People

    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


    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
    1 Response Jun 14, 2012

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 5, 2014

    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

    I still think that Comparison-Contrast papers

    are pointless. Papers prove something. They add profundity to what you're analyzing. All a Comparison-Contrast paper is doing is taking two separate things and saying, "Heh. These are kinda the same and also kinda not." ******' duh.
    deadelions deadelions
    22-25, F
    Nov 14, 2015


    I am an English Major. I love English, I love literature, and I love words.  They are what truly makes me happy :)
    bextacy bextacy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2007

    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

    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
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 22, 2008

    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

    And so far I have done absolutely nothing with

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

    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
    Nov 23, 2010

    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


    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!!
    deleted deleted
    May 10, 2012
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