Waddell: Creative writing class would benefit all majors
Published: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Updated: Thursday, September 6, 2012 01:09
I am aware that most college students think that English and other basic classes are a waste of time if they don’t relate to their major, but I disagree.
I am currently in an Advanced Composition class, because I am minoring in creative writing, and I believe that every student should take this class. I will give you some time to groan before I move on.
Yes the name sounds terrible and I am sure you are thinking “I hate writing why would I take this class?” Well that’s just it. Composition doesn’t just refer to an academic essay anymore, a composition works for anything that you compose or put together.
I am only two days into this class and I am already in love, yes I am sure you are thinking, “But you love to write.” Yes I do but we haven’t done any writing yet and I love this class.
The reason this will be beneficial for everyone is because in every job you will have to put something together whether it be a PowerPoint, a report, etc. This class will help you hone in on your writing style and clean up the way you compose things.
Advanced Composition also deals with digital humanities which is compositions on the internet. It takes everything you know about composition and turns it on its head, but it is exciting.
Another thing you will come to understand is that the process is the most important part, not the product. You should you take your time on what you’re working on, don’t worry about the finished product until you are there.
One more amazing tidbit, Wikipedia is not a bad thing! Yes you heard me. Teachers may say not to use it as a source, and you should listen, but you can start from there. If you find something on Wikipedia, great now back it up with something more solidified.
So if you have an elective, or you just wish to expand your knowledge sign up for Advanced Composition.