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How do you know what you want to study?

zkevinzkevin Posts: 960Registered User Member
edited October 2008 in College Search & Selection
I originally decided to studying business/econ when I applied to schools, but now I'm starting to doubt what I want to study. I'm starting to consider both law and medicine now. But thing is, I'm really not sure what I want to study. I don't want to end up studying something I'm bad it / don't like, but I don't know what I like / am good at. I'm worried I'll end up changing majors constantly, but still not know what I want to study

How did you guys know what you wanted to study?
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Replies to: How do you know what you want to study?

  • IsleBoyIsleBoy Posts: 2,681Registered User Senior Member
    Figured out that every subject is interrelated...

    Had some amazing teachers that made me interested in areas I had not considered...

    Thought about what subjects I gravitated towards...

    Noted the programs I watched on tv, the books I enjoy, and the magazines I buy...

    Figured out what I was good at AND what was interesting...

    Once you are in colleges, you'll usually fall inot what you enjoy. Just pay attention to the most interesting conversations/experiences you have, whether it is in the classroom, dorm, cafeteria, or on the playing field.

    That, by far, is what did it for me.
  • Gallery_of_HouseGallery_of_House Posts: 37Registered User Junior Member
    http://www.paulgraham.com/love.html

    http://www.paulgraham.com/hs.html

    He has great messages in his essays. Hopefully they help you.
  • smaug27smaug27 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Thank you Gallery of House.

    I randomly landed on this forum trying to look for answers about my indecision of what to study in college.

    I read both your links.

    I registered on this website just to post a reply to your post to say Thank you, it really made me see things from a different perspective, a truer one if you will.

    I don't care if you never see this reply i just had to do it :)

    Hopefully one day you will and know that you helped a fellow human being.

    -Smaug
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