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In regards to Robert Maxey's question about how valuable a writing
degree is in the field of writing, I have a short answer.
Because the value of degrees has always been a hot debate, I believe
that it all depends upon how the potential employer values the degree --
and how you value your degree or choice not to pursue one.
By the way, I have an MA in English (concentration: pedagogy), and I,
myself, highly value what my education has done for me. It expanded my
thinking about philosophy, religion, science, and so on, in addition to
providing me a skill to make money.
C&K Systems, Inc., Folsom, CA
SFolena -at- CKSys -dot- com