Friday, March 5, 2010

we did not learn our love for words, books and writing in school, did we?

Friday, March 5, 2010

A colleague has mistaken me for graduate in humanities or mass communication. She was surprised when she learned that I have an undergraduate degree in economics and psychology and a master’s degree in social development studies. I don’t blame her, because my present line of work really has nothing to do with development studies in the social, historical, economic and political realms. I have completely diverged from the social development path I originally planned to take.

She said that it’s the way I write that made her assume that I studied the whole thing in college. Maybe I should have. If I majored in English or literature or journalism, perhaps I’d have become a better writer—or even a good one--armed with the appropriate technical skills learned in school.

But then we did not learn our love for words, books and writing from school, did we?

9 comments:

Kayni said...

hmmm...good question. i can't tell but maybe school was there to help/enhance the tools we already possess.

Artemis said...

hmm, yes not at all. i had 'kasyon' in college so i guess i learned english and writing in elementary and high school? .. and yes, learning somewhere else. lol.

jacqueline said...

must be a new colleague, huh? :)

Angeli said...

@kayni: i agree with you. it's in school that we sharpened our skills. and what i learned then i continue to use now. sa araw araw, parang wala akong ginawa kundi magsulat ng magsulat ng magsulat. :)

@artemis: yes, we learned how to read and write in school, but learning to LOVE it is not studied in school.

@jac: si cyd kaya yun. haha.. all the while she thought I was a Mass Comm graduate. Must be all the review and proofreading I'm doing for her department, huh? :)

witsandnuts said...

No, we didn't learn from any school the other "asides that we love". It's been there all along. You are at your best even if you didn't major in masscom. =)

Angeli said...

thank, wits. pero dapat talaga nag-masscomm na lang ako. :)

meds said...

yeah right, never did i learned formal english writing, not until i am in the corporate world.

miss you anj. hay. miss ko tuloy mga kwentuhan natin and i dont hink you feel the same way :(

Angeli said...

hey meds! miss ko na rin mga kwentuhan natin nila agnes. :)

Angeli said...

at salamat din sa pagbisita at pag-iwan ng comment. :)

 
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