i didn't major in english or creative writing (rather, Sociology) -- is this going to hurt me in applying? should i address it in some way in application?i took 3 creative writing workshops and 3 english classes. thanks!
Daryll Lynne here:
We have an engineer in the fiction group who's one of the most interesting writers here because he can bring in this whole different level of experience and knowledge to his writing. As far as I know, he didn't take much creative writing in his undergrad, and I do remember him saying he didn't take many lit classes, but he did fine.
Zooey, you'll look great on the application because you'll have different education experience that gives you a broader world view than just reading and writing, yet you also have the writing background. Of course you want to address this in your statement of purpose, but as one of your strengths, not as a potential weakness. Consider the great material you have since you're trained to look at human behaviour, and to see the origins of our interactions. On top of that, you have plenty of reading and writing training to give you a foundation for getting through workshop and the lit classes.