How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Hi there fellow English majors! I hope everyone is going to have a good finals week! I got lucky and did not have to take as many as I was supposed to :) This is the last week I am going to be doing this weekly post because of my internship ending and the fact that I have tons more wedding planning to do! Since this is the last post, I figured I would give you my story on becoming an English major.

The future hubs and I.

I was always good at English growing up, but never thought I would be making a career out of it. Where I grew up, the majority of people go to school to be in the medical field, which I knew I could never do (I will pass out at the sight of blood). I always wondered what I would be doing with my life and in high school I knew I wanted to be some type of writer or editor. I was good at writing and I always helped and edited my friends with their papers. I also helped them understand things we read in books. My friends all hated English and I wanted to try to help them undestand that reading and writing can be a fun thing. When I got to college, I started out as a journalism major and disliked it. I did not think I could make a career out of it and that lead me to become a communications disorder major. I figured I could get a good job in that and be happy. I took one class in that field and hated it! After that, I switched to English for Secondary Teachers and I have loved every minute of it! I enjoy teaching and helping others understand literature and grammar. I hope that once I become a teacher, I will be able to make an impact on my students and allow them to take on a love of literature.  

 

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Hi everyone! I hope all is going well during these last weeks of school. This week I had the opportunity to interview Laura Mahaney, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major here at WKU. This is what she had to say about her chosen major:

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I, ironically, started out as a Marketing Major which seems to be the exact opposite of an English Secondary Teacher Major.  I’ve always loved English, since my high school days, but I never fully connected to the idea of teaching the subject until I learned that my favorite high school AP English teacher passed away.  When I heard of her passing, it made me realize how much she affected my life with her teaching.  That’s the moment I realized I wanted to to be an English teacher, and have the impact on students that she had on me during my years in high school.

Being an English major, I learn something new every day from my studies.  I recently discovered my love for Grammar, because there are so many rules and parts to language. It’s just amazing what the human mind is capable of doing.  ​I’ve had so many wonderful professors at WKU which just intensifies my love for the subject of English.  Reading has always been a comfort for me.  Not a lot of things do I love more than a heart wrenching, meaningful story.  Stories have different meanings, and the ability to make the reader see the world in a way they’ve never looked at it before.  So many topics in English involve matters of the heart, and the stories that affect you most will stay with you forever. 
“Let what you love be what you do.”
Here is Laura’s personal blog for those of you interested!

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good morning everyone! This week I have an interview from Ms. Elisabeth Moore, who is a freshman here at WKU and just starting out on her English major trail!

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I chose English as my major because I happen to really like the literature aspect of English. I knew I wanted to find some form of career out of it so I decided to declare myself as an English major. My favorite part of my major is the literature part. I like the fact that I’m able to more with my love if reading and actually get a degree out of it. My major is English and Teaching in Secondary Education (so basically I’m going to school to stay in school).

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Post

Good Morning evliteryone! This week I have finally obtained an interview with someone besides an education major! This interview came from one of Andria’s (weblog intern) friends, Jordan Cole. He is a Literature major here at WKU.

I became an English major because I love to read, and more specifically, I love to know things. I like to figure out why things happened the way that they did in a piece as opposed to another method/way. My favorite part about being an English major… Hmm… That’s a tough one… I think my favorite part is when there is a good discussion/flow of ideas that crops up out of a discussion about the work– that’s always super awesome. I also love the brainstorming in class and listening to other’s idea and their take on a story. They might think something totally different than I do, and to be honest, that’s just stellar! You get to hear so many takes of a story and you begin to think about things in a different light– it can really open up your mind.

How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good afternoon fellow English lovers! Some people just “know” whcollat they want to major in when they get to college, but for some it takes a few good teachers and experiences to make the decision final. One of these people is Ms. Spencer Steele, who is a senior here at WKU and has a double major in Literature and English for Secondary Teachers. Her life was changed when she realized how much she enjoyed writing and how her peers and professors showed her what a wonderful major English can be!

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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Genood morning everyone! Teaching has been described as one of the hardest, but most rewarding jobs in this world and it takes very special people to do it! One of these people who are happy to take this role on is Ms. Jamie Ritchie, a freshman here at WKU, who is an English for Secondary Teachers major. She is excited about teaching English to her future students!

Here is her quick interview response:

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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

engmGood afternoon fellow English-lovers! Has anyone else been that kid reading a long novel for fun? The kid who wrote poetry in their spare time? I know I have and I am betting a lot of you all have been “that kid” as well. Some people’s love for English has been in in them since they first started reading and this week I have interviewed Ms. Kayla Sweeney (A English for Secondary Teachers major and junior at WKU) who is very proud of being “that kid.”
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

Good afternoon everyone! I am sure this week has been hectic, like most weeks in our aaaafield, but we are closer to our goals! Speaking of goals, becoming a high school English teacher is a big one, and this goal is shared by many here at WKU. We not only love English, but being able to teach it to others as well! This week I have interviewed Phillip Russell who is a sophomore and an English for Secondary Teachers major. He is a very motivated individual who hopes to graduate in less than four years! Here is his response:
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How Did You Become An English Major? A Weekly Article

englishmajorGood afternoon everyone!

 

I have always thought it was interesting to find out how people decided on their major, especially an English Major because it does not seem the most popular of all majors (Big Surprise). After having a conversation the other night with my fellow interns and our supervisor, Terry Elliot, I have decided to write a weekly post about how people decided on an English Major. Mr. Elliot asked us how we became English Majors and we all had different answers, which prompted me to figure out why others in our department chose this wonderful career path!

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