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To minor or not to minor that is the question. watch

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    Hey guys. So I'm trying to get ahead of myself by looking into University ideas now while I'm still in my first year of A-Levels, but I can't make a few decisions.

    I want to do Creative Writing or English at Uni (Recommendation as to which is better to take?) and I don't know whether to minor in Publishing or not.

    I want to be an Editor when I finally finish up with schooling, and so therefore, the Publishing field is where I want to look. But I don't know if it'll be easier to just take a major, or to do publishing along with it?

    Of course, not all universities offer Publishing, which is a little bit easier on my decision - but I guess I was just looking for some opinions and so help with deciding?

    And also if there were any pros and cons with minoring a subject, compared to doing one singular major subject.

    It's entirely up to which you'd prefer.
    I'm doing straight English literature when I start (I'm in year 13)
    I had to similar dilemma with English and psychology but decided to go straight for English.
    The minor would help for editing but look at the entry requirements and look up jobs to see what requirements they need.
    Do some research, ask around then form an opinion.
    Hope this helps.

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    Pros of minoring
    More specific
    Could be advantageous in jobs
    More diversity
    Wider knowledge

    Cons of minoring
    Could be limiting job wise
    Have to be under two departments

    Pros of singular
    Opens many doors
    Variety of skills taught
    Detailed knowledge on a subject
    One department

    Cons of singular
    If you don't like it you'll be bored
    More of a narrow syllabus

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