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What Can I Do with a Major in….? Writing Assignment Instructions

“What Can I Do With a Major in….?”

For your first assignment in ENG201, I am asking you to do a little research into your major or professor path.


In a brief opening paragraph, describe what it means to be a ________ major or professional.

  • Next, list and define several career paths related to your major or profession. You may think there is only one, but there are typically many specializations within a field.
  • Then, find the major professional organizations related to your field. For example, if you were an English professor like me, you might be interested in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Include a list, along with the mission statement of each organization, which may be cut and pasted from their website. Remember, a professional organization is NOT the same thing as a corporation.
  • Finally, write a paragraph or so that explains which of these career paths appeals most to you and why.
  • If you take any information from outside sources (except for the mission statements), including website content, please cite appropriately. If you are unsure how to do this, please see the Purdue OWL site for either MLA or APA citation guidelines.


Post to your blog by class time on Tuesday, February 4. Don’t forget to hit the publish button on your post!