Any English majors out there?

  • socalbruin

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    Nov 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    Calling out to all my fellow literature and composition nerds!
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    engrish iz ovar raided
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    Nov 29, 2012 11:48 PM GMT
    an phonemes ar da bom
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    i have three english-related degrees (including one from u.c.l.a.), but not a pure english one
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    shark, please, i have more than three degrees... these are just the english-related ones. do you have ninety-eight perchance?
  • socalbruin

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    calibro saidi have three english-related degrees (including one from u.c.l.a.), but not a pure english one


    very cool, go Bruins! I'm studying English with a film minor.

    and currently planning an all nighter to finish a paper on a sonnet sequence :/
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    socalbruin said
    calibro saidi have three english-related degrees (including one from u.c.l.a.), but not a pure english one


    very cool, go Bruins! I'm studying English with a film minor.

    and currently planning an all nighter to finish a paper on a sonnet sequence :/
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    take a class from mona simpson, reed wilson, michelle hunevan, cal bedient, or fredrick burwick if you can
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    Nov 30, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    I was an English major. I almost pursued it in grad school but decided not to at the last minute. Then my life took a couple of left turns and I ended up in libraries.
  • socalbruin

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    calibro said
    socalbruin said
    calibro saidi have three english-related degrees (including one from u.c.l.a.), but not a pure english one


    very cool, go Bruins! I'm studying English with a film minor.

    and currently planning an all nighter to finish a paper on a sonnet sequence :/
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    take a class from mona simpson, reed wilson, michelle hunevan, cal bedient, or fredrick burwick if you can


    I'll give those professors a look next quarter, thanks!
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    Nov 30, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    I really contemplated being an English major. But you had to read a lot of books.
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 2:59 AM GMT
    Coach_Mike saidI really contemplated being an English major. But you had to read a lot of books.


    that's a common misconception... you just have to talk as if you have read a lot of books
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    In undergrad as a minor with major in chemistry. Then I did an MBA and threw it all away icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 30, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    I did my majors in English and Film Studies over at Cal-UCB, grad in 2004. While I had a wonderful time in school studying these subjects and read many books (mostly Romantic/English writers), what I found out in the real world is that lots of people with Humanities/Art degrees ended up doing something different with their career path.

    Unless you're a genius like Matt Damon (English major/Harvard drop-out) and have connections to Hollywood like Ben Affleck (and you need to have the look too), you'll become a hot actor/writer in no time. Anyway, I am in a career transition! Have fun studying at U.C.L.A. I dated a couple of freshmen and sophomores from there.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:26 AM GMT
    I have an English degree. I taught high school for a very short, unhappy time and then went into the business world. Now, I'm strangely in charge of a $100M budget. I like to remind people that I'm not a numbers guy.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:31 AM GMT
    Dual major Art and English (I couldn't decide). Took it to an MFA in the Book Arts, which brought it all together. I'm a happy guy.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:32 AM GMT
    Double majoring in comparative literature - what up!
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    calibro said
    Coach_Mike saidI really contemplated being an English major. But you had to read a lot of books.


    that's a common misconception... you just have to talk as if you have read a lot of books


    Stop telling them our secrets!
  • WhoDey

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    Nov 30, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    don't english majors just end up as waiters anyway?
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    MuonOver saidDouble majoring in with comparative literature - what up!


    fixed
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:42 AM GMT
    WhoDey saiddon't english majors just end up as waiters anyway?


    No. Most become lawyers or professors.
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    RunintheCity said
    calibro said
    Coach_Mike saidI really contemplated being an English major. But you had to read a lot of books.


    that's a common misconception... you just have to talk as if you have read a lot of books


    Stop telling them our secrets!


    don't sweat, they still don't know that the last half of war and peace is just some angry stick figure drawings
  • calibro

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    Nov 30, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
    WhoDey saiddon't english majors just end up as waiters anyway?


    possibly, but that's only because we have heads, so we can talk to people
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:48 AM GMT
    calibro said
    MuonOver saidDouble majoring in with comparative literature - what up!


    fixed


    Why "with" and not "in?" Suppose this is why I stick with literature ha.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:51 AM GMT
    MuonOver said
    calibro said
    MuonOver saidDouble majoring in with comparative literature - what up!


    fixed


    Why "with" and not "in?" Suppose this is why I stick with literature ha.


    you can double major in english and comp. lit; however, in the context of the sentence, you dropped english as an object. saying "double majoring in comp. lit" literally means you are doing two majors in comp. lit. instead, you meant to say you are majoring in comp. lit in addition to english, which means you need the preposition "with" if the implied object "english" isn't in the sentence.
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    I majored in English. Officially, my concentration was Cultural Studies, but I did most of my coursework and writing in postcolonial literature and literary theory. I wrote my honors thesis on intersections between postcolonial and queer theory. For that I graduated with top departmental honors and got a pretty paper which I've never used. I now work in technology. icon_lol.gif