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Meet: Sara Green

Sara Greenwith NameWhat was the biggest factor in your decision to enroll at Georgia Southern?

Growing up, I spent a majority of my summers at Tybee Island, and Coastal Georgia became my home away from home. When I found out there was a huge, comparatively inexpensive university about forty miles away, I knew it was the one for me.

Why did you decide to major in Writing & Linguistics as opposed to other majors?

After two years of community college and work, I transferred to GSU as an education major. Once I got into my major classes, I knew it wasn’t going to work for me. A close friend suggested writing, and because I’d always been interested in being a published author, I decided to go with it. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

 

How do you plan to apply your skills as a writer in your everyday life and how did majoring in Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern allow you to develop those skills?

Everything I learn in my writing classes helps me become a better writer every day. I build new skills and update old tricks, all to help me find success as an aspiring novelist.

What advice would you give to students considering a major in Writing & Linguistics?

We’re all in this together! Find a teacher in your field of interest and talk to them about their accomplishments and achievements. Put your heart and soul into this degree, and you’ll be amazed what you will get out of it.

 

Is there a specific experience you’ve had in the Writing & Linguistics department that you value?

I submitted a scene from a novel I’ve been working on as a manuscript in a class. I got to sit down with the professor and another student and workshop it together. It was an amazing experience, and the fact that I can get such honest and thorough feedback makes me feel unbelievably lucky.

How well would you say your experiences at Georgia Southern have prepared you for graduate school and employer demands?

Before becoming a Writing & Linguistics major, I felt my dream of being a writer was far-fetched. Now it feels as though it’s within reach. All you need is determination and support, which I receive daily at Georgia Southern.

Last updated: 7/8/2017

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