Essay GIG: The Book to Help Decide Your Major

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You are a freshman entering college with wide eyes and a bright smile, curious to the intricacies of the new world by which you seem to be encompassed. Upon entering your first day of your first English class, the teacher holds up a piece of literature encased in lively yellow binding. It is a book that is used as required reading material for that class. The first thing that you note is that the book looks far less intimidating than some of the other published documents you are forced to acquire during your first semester at the university. And, unlike the others, this one will be of some use to you later on in life. It can provide you a sense of direction in your current stint of utter confusion. This book is known as GIG. More than…show more content…
That, in turn, will give you a broader collection of options to consider. Ergo, your major search should become easier. When thinking of the chapters to include in my new version of GIG, I had to keep two main areas of focus in mind. I had to include chapters that seem to be relevant to the reader in some aspect while also captivating the reader’s attention. It is hard to find that balance in a majority of the chapters. A lot of them seem to be long winded and boring, while others just seem to be irrelevant, meaning; the knowledge does not interest the average reader simply because it does not pertain to them. Hence, I wanted to pick my chapters based on the job titles that both interests the reader and relates to them. To me, those chapters are Bodies and Souls, Children and Teachers, Sellers and Goods, Internet Related Jobs, and Government and Lawyers. These chapters take you along on another’s journey that readers can appreciate for its applicability to their own lives. A baby is born, calm and still, taking in the wonders of the new world. Down comes a gloved hand, patting the rear of the babe to produce a wailing noise. You are that baby, and you were just touched by the hand of a healer. Everyone, you included, has encountered a doctor, nurse, or some other form of medical personnel at some point in their lives. For the most part, our first encounter is at birth. Ergo, the first
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