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Doing minor in English for engineers.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    Is it worth doing minor in English.
    To be honest, my gpa is low, and I am looking into grad school once I finish my bachelor.

    But I think having English minor would help me to get a job better than others.

    I really do not know what to do. I want do something extra than my classmates. (We are kind compenting each otehr for a coop job)
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 #2
    please say something !
     
  4. Apr 22, 2010 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    A minor in English is always a good idea! Although since you are talking about engineering, rather than a more abstract field like math or physics, I would think you would be better off working in your field for a while rather than going directly to graduate school.

    (I misunderstood your title at first. I was thinking "do they have a minor in "English for Engineers?")
     
  5. Apr 22, 2010 #4

    turbo

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    A minor in English is a wonderful idea for an engineer-to-be, especially with a concentration on writing. So many engineers have weak technical writing skills, it's scary. Documentation written entirely in the passive sense with ill-defined jargon, numbers and bullet-points in lieu of actual structure... it can get ugly.
     
  6. Apr 22, 2010 #5
    On a related note, philosophy is actually very much about precise technical writing. Any humanities will add to an engineer's resume on the job market though (but grad schools probably won't care).
     
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