Why This All Matters
Mechanisms, equations, molecules, structures, rules, laws and limits constantly surround my academic thoughts. These are my academic thoughts because I must take a constant stream of science courses since I plan on applying to medical school. When I sit down to write, I am in complete control of what will appear in front of me. I can take my ideas, manipulate my words to form thoughts and then create my own epic equation that I can call my essay. When it is all said and done, really being able to create something that is my own is what makes writing so appealing to me. Sure writing has “rules” of what you can and cannot do, but they are more like guidelines anyway. I don’t have to stick to a structure or provide an exact answer. I could even go so far as to answer a question with another question, something that I could never dream of doing on a calculus exam.
Being a part of this minor is not only something that I will enjoy, but I will look to this minor as a sigh of relief. I can go to the classes as outlets for all of my emotions that want to break free of their science bound limits, and keep my sanity in a relative median. The assignments will not be tasks that I have to complete but rather opportunities for me to grow and to discover unknown abilities within myself. I believe writing generally gets better with experience and this minor can provide me with the experience of my peers and professors. I can also expose myself to new prompts and ways to approach writing. Ultimately I hope to be a part of this minor to elevate myself not only as a writer, but also as a student.