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It’s Cool to be an English Major!

A lot of people seem to think that being an English major isn’t really practical, so I’ve decided to share my top 4 reasons why being an English major is amazing!

  1. You get to read and analyze incredible literature.

Reading and analyzing the literature to find the deeper meaning of being human? Sign me up! It’s kind of like psychology, but with a literary perspective.

  1. You can do practically anything with an English major.

The ability to read, write, and think critically will help you in any field you choose to go into after graduation. I’ve known people who went on to become lawyers, linguists, and journalists because the skills they learned as an English major served them well in their respective fields.

  1. You save your friends and family from making embarrassing grammar mistakes.

I’ve had friends come to me to proofread their papers and family members have me look over their texts before submitting them. I don’t know about you, but that’s a pretty high compliment in my book.

  1. You can have long, meaningful discussions about literature and life in general.

Yes, I know this can happen anywhere, but have you ever had it happen in a room full of esteemed professors? I have! We discuss more than books, though. One time, we talked about the show Friends and how it’s influenced modern culture. You also learn that the English professors really do love their careers. I remember one professor saying, “I get to read and analyze poetry for a living. I love my life!”

Still not convinced? Come to English Common Time! It’s held every Thursday in Cambridge Hall Suite 3 from 12pm-12:25pm. If nothing else, at least come for the food!




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