In sixth grade, I stopped saying I didn’t know what I wanted to do when I grew up, and started saying I wanted to be a writer. Then I stopped for five years, thinking of the claim as impractical, unrealistic. But now, when people ask me what I’m doing with the English major, I say the honest truth: I just want to write.
This could be editing. This could be publication. This could be academic writing of some kind. In the last two years at college, I’ve written for the UMW newspaper, taken an introductory class to creative writing and written creatively in my spare time, and written a variety of papers, including research, literary analysis, and rhetorical analysis.
In addition, I’ve been able to learn through the experience of editing fellow students’ writing in a collaborative fashion, which in itself has taught me about self-evaluating my own writing work. This has given me experience evaluating writing in a variety of disciplines.
For some samples of my work, visit my writing subdomain.