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小编摘要:以英文为专业有很多好处,文中列举四点:

It’s not as limited as you might think.

I myself am an aspiring English Lit. major, hoping to convert my passions of reading and writing into a career of some sort. Usually when I tell someone my major they say, “Oh, so you want to be a teacher?” Well, not necessarily. To be honest I have an unclear view of what I want to do with my major once I graduate. As of now it’s going into book publishing, but what are the odds I will get a copy editing job right out of college? Very slim. So far you have no hope for me. Keep reading.

Even more than reading great books!

One of my professors gave me some hope today. Although he is an English professor, he was unbiased (almost). He said that most of the business professionals he talks to love two majors. Those two majors are philosophy and English. These majors gain practical job skills that can be used in various ways. There are many benefits of being an English major, here are four of them:

1. Critical thinking. By critically observing situations, experiences and arguments, you can determine the meaning and significance of a situation and know how to respond. In the classroom this looks like thinking about the themes, plot, significance of certain key images in a book, and in the working world this looks like facing an issue and being able to resolve it through observing other factors.

2. Analysis. By analyzing a situation, breaking it up into pieces to see the depth of it, you will more accurately understand and comprehend the core of a situation or conflict. In the world of literature this looks like breaking up a poem, novel, etc. to more easily understand it. In work this looks like breaking down a situation to identify needs and determine solutions.

3. Writing. Writing is an essential tool that everyone should be trained in. By writing well, other things such as analysis and thinking critically will come naturally. They come more naturally because writing well forces you to get to the deeper issue of situations. Writing well doesn’t only require accurate grammar and punctuation, but wholly understanding something and being able to communicate that through words. This is beneficial while writing an analytical essay on Dante’s “Inferno,” and while writing a memo on your recent productivity for a project at work.

4. Speaking. The most important and beneficial way of communicating is speaking (Duh, you already knew that). And being able to do it in a professional and effective way is important in a job and classroom setting. English majors are constantly challenged to speak through articulating their thoughts and through oral presentations. Speaking is an important skill to have while presenting something at a business meeting or while talking to colleagues or the BBB (Big Bad Boss).

Another bonus: During finals week while your friends are slaving away over their textbooks, you will be sitting out in the sunshine on a bench reading Emily Dickinson or William Blake. How much better could it get?


英语专业并没有你想的那样有局限性

我是一名满怀激情的英语文学专业学生,总希望能将自己对于阅读和写作的热情运用到自己的事业中去。通常,当我把自己的专业告诉别人后,他们会问:“那么,你今后想成为一名教师?”这可不一定。老实说,到毕业时,我对于自己将从事的职业还没做出完整、清晰的规划。目前,我在图书出版行业工作。但是,当我一走出校园,马上就获得一份审稿工作的几率又有多大呢?答案是,微乎其微。到现在,你们在我身上还看不到希望,别急,继续往下读。

不仅是读读那些名著佳作

今天,我的一位教授给了我一些希望。虽然他是一位教英语的教授,但他对学科没有偏见(基本上算是)。他说,他认识的大多数商务人士都偏爱两个专业,即哲学和英文。从这两门学科中所获得的实践技能在很多工作中都用得上。以英文为专业有很多好处,以下列举四点:

1、有判断力的思考。对观察到的情况、经历和争论做出判断,这将帮助你判定某一情形的意义和重要性,并做出相应的反应。这就好比我们在课堂上,对书中的主题、情节、以及某张关键图片意义的反复思考;在工作中,通过观察其中的不同因素,从而做出判断,解决问题。

2、分析能力。通过对某一情形的分析,将它掰开揉碎,透过现象看本质,这会帮助你更加精准地理解和领会造成这一情形或冲突的核心因素。这与我们在研究文学时,往往将诗歌、小说等体裁进行分解,以便于更好地理解相似。在工作中,这就好比对情况做出分析,找出所需,制定解决办法。

3、写作能力。写作能力是每个人必须具备的一项技能。有了娴熟的写作能力,其他的一些能力包括分析力和判断力都不在话下,因为良好的写作能力需要对事物本身有着更加深入的认识。娴熟的写作能力不仅仅来自于对语法和标点符号的准确使用,更要依靠对写作对象的全面理解,并能用文字将其表达出来。对于这种能力,我们在写分析但丁的“地狱”的论文时,以及对撰写工作项目备忘录时,都将得到锻炼。

4、语言表达能力。语言表达是最重要和有效的沟通方式。(这大概是众所周知的事儿吧)。在工作和教学中,使用专业和高效的沟通方式是非常重要的。英语专业则是一直致力于用清晰发音和准确的语言表达来进行交流。无论是在商务会谈,或是与同事的交流,还是与差劲老板的争论中,语言表达都是一项重要的技能。

再补充一点:在学期的最后一周,当你的朋友们正忙着辛辛苦苦啃书本的时候,你将坐在洒满阳光的长椅上,沉醉在Emily Dickinson 或 William Blake的作品中,还有比这更惬意的事儿么!
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