I Am A Biology Major For Heaven Sake Essay

932 Words Dec 8th, 2016 4 Pages
I didn’t even want to take this class. My grandfather looked at me and said, “Don’t you already know how to speak English?” All I could do was roll my eyes because I agreed. I already have spell check on nearly every device or application I use. I don’t plan on writing for a career. I am a Biology major for heaven sake. So how did this class go from not even wanted, to making me switch my major? It was a process with several parts that resulted the realization that I never even spoke about wanting to work in the medical field in the first place. The first two essays in this class were so broad, but so narrow. Obesity and income inequality. Two things that I have seen my whole life. I grew up with an overweight Nana, and a single mother that took no help financially. I could relate to each subject in morose ways. Writing and researching about obesity made me take on the world’s problems. Wil Haygood’s article says, “they are hugely unaware of the consequences of being overweight,” when referring to a certain town in America. This made me feel obligated to stay on the track of my medical education. But researching income inequality is where I started to change my mind.
After writing the first essay and starting to boost my confidence in writing there was an in-class essay to read. “Neat People vs. Sloppy People” by Britt. The subject matter in this essay slapped me upside the head! My best friend Val makes quite a bit of money, and she is one hell of a neat person. She…

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