I am curious to hear why each of you decided to become a writing minor. Personally, I did not know the program existed until second semester of last year when a student in one of the writing minor classes came to speak to my English 225 class. I was really excited that there was a program available that lined up so well with my interests. While I am unsure of what my future career will be, I would like it to incorporate writing in some way. I was actually very disappointed to find out that The University of Michigan does not offer a journalism program. I mean Michigan State has one…..come on! After that realization I decided to combine the Communications major with the Writing minor in hopes that it would be somewhat comparable to a journalism program.
I think the skills I am developing in the gateway course are applicable to nearly everyone of my classes, as well as my general thinking. For the first time in my academic career, I am focusing on the process of writing, not just the final product. This class certainly raises the bar for writing classes. In your opinion, what has been the greatest skill that you have developed in the Writing 220 gateway class?