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Julie1135 views

ENGLISH LITERATURE MAJOR

"Hello, I am a first-year student pursuing a major in English and Literature. However, I am unsure if teaching alone would be a suitable career path for me. I am interested in exploring other well-paying job options. Additionally, as a student, I am also looking for part-time jobs that I can do online and earn from. Can you suggest any such opportunities?"

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Tatem343 views

How do I become more noticeable for editorial publishing internships?

What is important for a resume to get accepted to editorial internships at a publishing company?

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Lauren273 views

How can I make a good profit by doing something in the english category, that isn’t teaching?

How can I make a good profit by doing something in the english, book region of things. I am in 10th grade, and I have heard from teachers that becoming an author is not a good idea, (What I was wanting to do) because you won’t make enough money to live unless you books hits bestsellers. So is there anything I could do in the realm of english, (that isn’t teaching!) that could give me a good profit and stay in the parts of things I would like to do.

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Jasmine251 views

What are the best internships for those who want to be authors

For those who want careers in poetry and book writing, what are the best internships or routes to go in general?

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Sydney294 views

Is "Folklore" a degree?

Is it a real degree I can get? or is it like "I'm an English major with a focus in folklore?"

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Ashley333 views

If the ideal job I want does not have an ideal career path, then what do I do? Do I make it myself or should I give up and switch and niche up?

I've always wanted to be a fiction writer but when looking at professional jobs/career paths, writing is never there. I would love to make short stories more than anything but it doesn't seem like it's a job I could make a comfortable living off of.

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What is the best area to study if I want to teach English and Literature in college?

I am interested in becoming a college Literature professor. I am almost complete with my Master in Literature and I would like to know what steps I should take next when pursuing my PHD in Literature. Would it be best to focus on a general English, general literature, or should I narrow it to a field within English or Literature. Such as Grammar for English and/or Historical pieces like Romance Literature of the Renaissance Period? If I focus on a period, will that limit my ability to teach any form of English or Literature.

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supyae458 views

I'm a secondary 2 student in my country. So, which subjects should I take in IGCSE to become a writer or a psychologist? Can you suggest one for me between computer science and biology?

Could you give me suggestions for my life and career? I really appreciate each of your suggestions. Thank you very much!!

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Rbx1173 views

What could you have done differently/better in university?

What could you have done differently/better in university? #literature #consulting #orthodontics #paleontology

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Amaiya516 views

What's something about the writing industry new writers should know?

I'm a Sophmore in high school who is very determined to get into the writing industry with an urban fiction novel I'm working on. I'm the type of person who likes to know everything I can about something before going forward so what are some things that I, as a new writer, should know about the industry? #writer #highschool #author #literature

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Manasvi602 views

What majors should I take up in college?

I'm interested in philosophy, psychology and english literature, and I can confidently say I can do well in these fields since its all I've ever been doing since I started to understand the importance and jobs. Although there aren't many good colleges or unis I can find that offer all three subjects as majors, and pose a good opportunity, especially in India. I need your help. #psychology #philosophy #english #literature #english literature #university #college #study #majors #overseasstudiesconsidered

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Jasmine716 views

I am an English and Literature major ser to graduate with my Bachelors in English. I've tried LinkedIn and everything I can think of to gain experience to become a writer/editor. Any other suggestions?

Writing Editing Proofreading Typing #literature #english #english-grammar #english-composition

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Laci608 views

What steps should I take to get the career I want?

I'm a sophomore at Miyamura High School, I'm 15 years old. I'm into art, psychology, history, and the subject ; English. I want to become a teacher that teaches abroad. #art #careers #english #psychology #teacher #literature

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Isabelle680 views

Should I shift my course even if it's my passion?

I'm currently studying AB Literature (sophomore year) and I love my course. I love my readings, my teachers, my block mates, I love everything about literature; it has always been my passion. But I realised that I'm not going to use my degree in the future. I have no interest in becoming a lawyer, neither do I want to become a teacher. I've been considering to shift to a business/marketing course in hopes that I'd be better employed and able to support myself and my family. Should I do it? #Literature #Business #Marketing #College #Shifting

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Paola678 views

What is the best way to become a writer?

I love to read and write and I wouldn't mind working in a field that involves that such as publishing and editing. But I would like to write my own books or be a writer in a some type of magazine. What would be the best way to get my writing noticed and successful? I would like to major in English literature. #english # #writing #author #books #columnist #literature

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Sara663 views

Where could one intern who is an English major?

I've been considering applying for several schools that would require internships for me to complete my degree, and I would like to take as much advantage of this opportunity as possible. I'm primarily interested in a career involving the literary arts. Are there any particular types of places that would be a good fit for an internship for me? #internships #double-major #english #literature

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Emmalee798 views

What steps should I take to become an editor?

Eventually I want to edit books for a living. Right now I'm a senior in high school. I plan on majoring in English once in college. Where do I go from there? #editor #writing #english #literature

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Brenna925 views

What are some life-changing, view-altering, mind-stretching books?

#reading #books #interesting #unique #literature #point-of-view

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Mara687 views

Is it hard to find a job as a bilingual teacher after college?

I really want to become a great teacher that will prepare and help future generation to (sound like a fantasy?) make the world a better place. Yet I'm scared that my career will not be successful or worth it. #teacher # #career # #success #teaching #literature

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Trinity810 views

How Do I Sell Books in More Than One Genre?

As a young writer, I'm told all the time that I have to stick to one genre and one genre only. The problem is I like all genres and have written in all genres and formats. I write whatever I want, but I'm told that no one will publish me unless I allow myself to get stuck into a niche/specialty subject. Is this true? If it is/isn't, how do I decide what to make my niche or how do I publish? #writing #literature #author #publishing

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Trinity709 views

How Do I Break Into the Screenwriting Industry?

How do I get into writing for film? Is it easier than writing literature or is it harder? I don't want to be famous, just write things. Which is an easier field to get into or what is the significant difference that could affect my choice about which writing industry to go into? #writing #film #literature #author #writer

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Amanda1118 views

What influence have the classics had on your understanding of literature?

Interested in further pursuing ancient Greek or Latin, curious as to how deeper study in those areas influences literary perceptions. #english-literature #classical-studies #literature #college-major

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Catherine1781 views

Tips for surviving bad classes and/or horrible teachers?

I'm open to answers from both fellow students and former students for this question! I'm currently taking a literature class, and I absolutely love it, but that's in regards to all the novels on our reading syllabus being outstanding reads and my own innate passion for literature. When it comes to the actual class, I almost dread going to school every morning since it's my first period (I'm a high school student). I find that my own desires and expectations for the class are incompatible with the reality of it. My teacher provides shallow commentary on the content of our novels, but then expects high-quality analysis and understanding from us students when she can't even provide that level of analysis herself. In fact, students often ask questions for clarification and she either beats around the bush or manages to avoid the question entirely by redirecting their attention to some other topic she brings up. She also expects everyone to improve in their writing and reading analysis skills, but provides no coursework or feedback for improvement, instead repeatedly assuring us that "our skills will improve during our time in the class" - something unlikely to happen if she just expects us to become better "naturally." She never returns or allows students to see past quizzes and tests, and on essays, she only writes vague, criticizing remarks of what we did wrong rather than offering advice on how to improve our writing for higher scores. Confronting her directly/privately for advice and further feedback results in more vague comments. There seems to be no way to coax constructive criticism or explanations of the "high-level analysis" she expects out of her, so the result is a class full of disillusioned and tired students who don't want to try anymore and don't want to improve. Not to mention her behavior makes her lack any sort of credibility so I really can't take anything she says seriously anymore. I'm doing relatively well in the class, but this is thanks to the foundation of literature-based skills I've acquired prior to entering this class, not the result of anything she's taught us. With that being said, are there any tips to trudge through a pointless and unfulfilling class? There are a number of problems here, but my primary concern is preventing a terrible teacher from damaging my love of literature, because this has happened in the past where I had an English teacher so awful that I started to hate literature despite it always being one of my greatest passions. On a personal level, it's also difficult not to let her interpretation of the novels we read ruin my reading experience and my feelings toward said books - for example, she makes a lot of misogynistic comments reinforcing gender roles and completely missing the point that I think the author was actually trying to make when we discuss feminist novels. I need tips on how to survive teachers like her so I can get through the rest of this year and also put them to use if I end up having professors like her in college. (Sorry for writing a novel for my own here!) #student #advice #student-advice #class #high-school-classes #classes #survival #surviving-high-school #tips #bad-classes #bad-teachers #literature #english-literature #english #english-literature #academic-english #writing #reading #books #book #novels #novel #essay #essays #help

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Lily614 views

What is a typical job for a History or Literature major?

I am thinking of majoring in #History or #Literature and am wondering what career path this would put me on. I am not sure what I want to do when I am older, but I do know I love these subjects! Please let me know!

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Kyle912 views

What opportunities are there available for those interested in linguistics?

I'm interested in language and literature. What sorts of work could I get involved in? #english-literature #linguistics #language #literature #career-counseling

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Luka1846 views

What's the difference between IB Literature SL and IB Language and Literature SL? Which one do colleges value higher?

I'm a sophomore in high school and I want to pursue the IB diploma. I was wondering to what is the main difference between IB Literature SL and IB Language and Literature SL, which one do colleges value higher, and is one harder than the other? #college #english #language #courses #literature #english-literature #ib-diploma

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Kais1163 views

how to become better in French? i have all the basics, grammar and vocabulary, but i find it difficult when it comes to understand spoken french.

I am highly interested in learning french, i want to know the best way to become better with conversations (understanding spoken language). #english #literature #french

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Vera1251 views

How can I publish a book?

I have written a novel and need some help figuring out how to publish it. #writing #author #literature #publishing #online-publishing

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Vanaja1372 views

What kinds of careers are options for people good at poetry? What degree should I pursue?

Hai I am Vanaja. I am interested in and very good in Poetry. I am from India . Do we have any degree supporting Poetry? Pls let me know the Courses, Scope of Poetry and the Job Opportunities? #professor #literature #poetry

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sree1203 views

I want to become an actor?

my school also sponsors plays and am a part of my school's acting group and so want to make acting as my career,need suggestions regarding my career plans. #acting #arts #theatre #literature #plays

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