Who, what, where, when? And what am I supposed to be learning? [Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, 2:24 pm]
I really don't know if I like this school's English program, now that I'm taking classes that are above the 100 level. There really aren't many writing courses - mainly just different studies of literature. Don't get me wrong, I love literature. But 1). we really haven't actually studied much yet 2), the professors seem more eager to talk about gender, race, and "religious bias" than the literature itself, and 3), there doesn't seem to be much career preparation in a study of literature, unless you want to teach it, which I don't.
I remember looking through catalogs of some of the private schools I applied to, and there seemed so much more there. Not only was some of it from a Christian perspective, but one of them had 3 separate creative writing classes. Another had script writing, and professional writing. Things that I would enjoy, and could potentially get paid to do if I ever got good enough. All they really have at this school is English 101 (which was easy), Creative writing (which I have yet to take), and Advanced technical communications (which I'm not really interested in). Plus I think I would be more motivated at a private school, being around more people who had the same "career aspirations" as I do. At least I hope I would be.
I just don't know.
I don't know where I want to go. All I know is that I don't want to stay here. And I guess I'm also realizing that I'll have to make a living for myself someday, and I don't want to spend the rest of my life making whoopie pies.
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