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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
I am studying English so that I can practice skills such as reading comprehension, writing, persuasion, and argumentation for law school. I am also majoring in English because I find the study of rhetoric to be incredibly intriguing and important in… more »
I love to read. That is the whole reason I became an English major. I sort of happened into the Rhet-Comp program without knowing what I was getting involved in. I didn’t realize how much I would come to… more »
When I first enrolled at Georgia State, I majored in physics. I’m pretty proficient at calculus, so I decided it would be a good idea. As I progressed in my major, I started to feel unfulfilled, and eventually… more »
After 20 years as a chef and leader in the service industry, I had the opportunity to return to school. No longer believing that there are no real-world applications for my skills as a writer and communicator, I changed majors… more »
Concentration: Literary Studies Why did you major in English? Initially, I chose to major in English because I felt more inspired during my English classes than any others. This inspiration stemmed from a combination of great professors and the realization that so much of what makes life both challenging and wonderful is so often reflected… more »
What is your concentration? Creative Writing: Poetry!
Why are you majoring in English? I am fascinated by the art of storytelling through non-traditional methods. I want to devote my collegiate experience to the exploration of the craft because poetry has always helped me make sense of the world. For me, poetry is about discovery, preservation,… more »
I’m passionate about stories and the way we choose to tell them. I started out as a theatre major with a scholarship to a private school. I wanted to get into film production and screenwriting. The professor teaching my freshman composition… more »
Why are you majoring in English? I decided to major in English simply because I love literature and am fascinated by the impact a work can have on an individual. I study literature because literature is life; it enhances our human experience and teaches us so much about the… more »