Well, yesterday I attended orientation for uni and boy, all the information I had to take in made my head hurt.
One of the questions that was addressed was how every student undertaking education (because we were all previous post-graduates) were selected... and I actually feel sorry for the administration.
Apparently they had to go through every transcript from any college experience and:
1. see if the applicant could become a teacher; and
2. what specialisation the student 'must' undertake.
I got placed into the English specialisation (which is probably a big Duh) because I've got a BA in writing.
This got me thinking (that could possibly be another reason my head hurts). The school believes that my qualifications should be an English teacher. But why? Why do I write? Everyone probably has different answers for this question. Mine is simple. I've got a story I just have to get out. Whether it's just blogging, or writing a fairly twisted novel (as long as it's not an essay... that's the one bit of writing I hate), it's the only time that I can escape from my life and imagine a different world
I'm still not convinced that it's a safe move to leave corruptible kids in my care... just kidding. I guess I'll find out if I've got what it takes to be a teacher when I get to do some actual placement this semester.
So, why does everyone write? What compels you toward the written word?
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