Today’s Song: “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac
Most people think about the papers, the reading, and the literary criticism and think: “wouldn’t want to be an English major.” But those people haven’t heard of the many perks of being an English major. Especially at CSU.
Need to catch up on reading?
Don’t worry, around exactly this time of the semester, the English department has a wonderful two days where all English classes are canceled—unless your professor is a despicable human being of course. Reading days, they are called, and generally are used to catch up on the actual mountain of reading to do. And yet, professors know, you most likely won’t be reading on your now four-day weekend.
It’s a mini vacation granted, so today and tomorrow I don’t have a single class (perks of being a junior English major since I’m not taking anything but English classes). So what does this mean? I’m getting out of Fort Collins and headed back to the mountains for the first time since mid-July.
While I may be blasé
I probably will be reading a lot of the time this weekend. Reading days may just seem like a fun little vacation from school, they are quite necessary for those multiple lit class semesters. Generally, I’m required to read a book a week for each of my lit classes, along with reading for all of my other classes.
Many people are quite disgruntled at the fact that their major is just as intensive with homework but fail to get any homework days. To them, I am sorry that their major department isn’t as understanding as the English department. And also, try reading two books as long as (and unfortunately, as interesting as) David Copperfield in a week.
Until Tuesday dear readers, as I return with stories from my quest to get out of Fort Collins.