Is this considered a demanding major?

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Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby BigA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:50 am

I am a journalism major. I'm wondering if law school admissions will consider this demanding/difficult. I guess I'd like to know whether this major will strengthen my 3.08 GPA, weaken it, or have no affect. (I know... LSAT prep has made me insufferable) I can tell you that Journalism was tough for me.

Edit: bad typo in subject :oops:
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Re: Is this consdidered a demanding major?

Postby calicocat » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:53 am

BigA wrote:I am a journalism major. I'm wondering if law school admissions will consider this demanding/difficult. I guess I'd like to know whether this major will strengthen my 3.08 GPA, weaken it, or have no affect. (I know... LSAT prep has made me insufferable) I can tell you that Journalism was tough for me.

People feel free to post the major you'd like to know

Hmmm I think they mean biochemistry and physics when they talk about demanding majors...just my opinion though

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Re: Is this consdidered a demanding major?

Postby Cara » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:57 am

Demanding is majors like nuclear engineering and pure mathematics. I've never heard of journalism being described as demanding.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby BigA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:07 am

yeah, that's what I suspected. I came to realize some time ago that I wasn't really cut out to be a journalist. Didn't come easy to me

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby kn6542 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:29 am

BigA wrote:I am a journalism major. I'm wondering if law school admissions will consider this demanding/difficult. I guess I'd like to know whether this major will strengthen my 3.08 GPA, weaken it, or have no affect. (I know... LSAT prep has made me insufferable) I can tell you that Journalism was tough for me.

Edit: bad typo in subject :oops:

A lot of majors are demanding. The concern is over ones that are more demanding than the typical major. So, you needn't feel bad because it was demanding for you but not demanding relative to the range of possible majors. Also, some majors at some schools are more demanding than others.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby asfasdagdsfawe » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:54 am

I don't think it would hurt or help. I'm sure it was demanding, but I think that's what law schools expect.

On a separate note, I've read that journalism majors perform the best in law school.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby usuaggie » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:30 pm

BigA wrote:I am a journalism major. I'm wondering if law school admissions will consider this demanding/difficult. I guess I'd like to know whether this major will strengthen my 3.08 GPA, weaken it, or have no affect. (I know... LSAT prep has made me insufferable) I can tell you that Journalism was tough for me.

Edit: bad typo in subject :oops:


as an English major, I think both of our majors are the softest, easiest, semi-legitimate majors ever.


in fact, I am in media law (a journalism course) and paying no attention at all at this moment, and I will still get an A.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby thepunisher24 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:35 pm

asfasdagdsfawe wrote:I don't think it would hurt or help. I'm sure it was demanding, but I think that's what law schools expect.

On a separate note, I've read that journalism majors perform the best in law school.


Where did you read this?

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby 09042014 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:37 pm

thepunisher24 wrote:
asfasdagdsfawe wrote:I don't think it would hurt or help. I'm sure it was demanding, but I think that's what law schools expect.

On a separate note, I've read that journalism majors perform the best in law school.


Where did you read this?


A blog, which is why journalism is dead.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby wired » Wed Jan 13, 2010 4:59 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
thepunisher24 wrote:
asfasdagdsfawe wrote:I don't think it would hurt or help. I'm sure it was demanding, but I think that's what law schools expect.

On a separate note, I've read that journalism majors perform the best in law school.


Where did you read this?


A blog written by a journalism student encouraging other journalism students to attend law school so he would have a better shot at a job, which is why journalism is dead.


FTFY

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby BigA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:12 pm

usuaggie wrote:as an English major, I think both of our majors are the softest, easiest, semi-legitimate majors ever.


Really? because I was a Recreation major before Journalism and I thought that was A LOT easier. I wish I hadn't changed. Jour was much more work

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby holydonkey » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:15 pm

BigA wrote:
usuaggie wrote:as an English major, I think both of our majors are the softest, easiest, semi-legitimate majors ever.


Really? because I was a Recreation major before Journalism and I thought that was A LOT easier. I wish I hadn't changed. Jour was much more work


What does someone study in recreation? What type of coursework?

Not snark, I've never heard of that major before.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby BigA » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:38 pm

holydonkey wrote:What does someone study in recreation? What type of coursework?

Not snark, I've never heard of that major before.


I don't even know. It was when I wanted to be a park ranger. I only took three classes. One of them was called "The Challenges of Leisure". It was awesome.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:47 pm

BigA wrote:
holydonkey wrote:What does someone study in recreation? What type of coursework?

Not snark, I've never heard of that major before.


I don't even know. It was when I wanted to be a park ranger. I only took three classes. One of them was called "The Challenges of Leisure". It was awesome.



Sounds like a class someone would take at Hahhhhvaaaaad shortly before their annual summer vacation to Martha's Vineyard, followed by a European wine tour.

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Re: Is this considered a demanding major?

Postby Marisa5252 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:09 pm

BigA wrote:
usuaggie wrote:as an English major, I think both of our majors are the softest, easiest, semi-legitimate majors ever.


Really? because I was a Recreation major before Journalism and I thought that was A LOT easier. I wish I hadn't changed. Jour was much more work



It's good you changed. Journalism might not help you, but Rec could hurt you...




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