Me: Can I use the bathroom? Teacher: I don't know, can you? Me: When I was using "can" I was using its secondary model form as a verbal modifier asking for permission, as opposed to expressing an ability. I thought since you were a teacher you'd know that. My bad. MAY I use the restroom?
this just needs to be on my blog forever.
I need to memorize this just in case i have an obnoxious professor one day.
So you're an English major? May I ask how that's going, what it entails? I would love to be an English major. It's my passion. I'd very much appreciate some words of wisdom from someone who's taken the dive. :3
Yes I am! I’m an English major with a concentration in Literary Studies so basically what that entails at first is an overview of British and American Literature as well as basic 110 and 101 courses focusing on writing and literary analysis. Then, starting next year, in my junior year, I can branch out and take classes that I find particularly interesting, such as a Shakespeare course or a Short Story course. Of course the curriculum varies by University. Be prepared to write a lot of papers, not all which are very long, but all of which you really hone in on analysis and close reading. There is of course A LOT of reading, but if you’re like me and enjoy reading, it really isn’t too bad. It may be a bit dry at times (like early American Lit. :/ ) but if it’s your passion you will enjoy it. :) Good luck if you decide to major in English! Let me know if you have any more questions.