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I need some advice.

almondtoastalmondtoast 3 replies1 threads New Member
Hi. I'm going to become a senior and I've been struggling with what major I'm going to do. I really enjoy worldbuilding and outlining plots for stories. I also don't mind drawing. I like the fact I can continue to improve if I just keep at it. It's mostly worldbuilding that does it for me, though. I'm interested in animation and game design, but I'm horrible at math. As in whenever I look at an equation it seems as if it's another language and I just can't seem to understand no matter how hard my teachers try to explain it to me bad. I'm decent with time management and working with others if that's of any help at all.

I would like to be able to get a job that's relatively stable. (As does everyone.) I was just wondering if anyone knows any major that deals with worldbuilding or just has any advice for me in general. I would really appreciate it!
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  • PublisherPublisher 11892 replies161 threads Senior Member
    Architecture ?
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  • almondtoastalmondtoast 3 replies1 threads New Member
    I haven't thought of looking into that, mostly because I've never been too interested in buildings in general. I'll definitely check it out. Thanks!
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  • MWolfMWolf 2982 replies14 threads Senior Member
    What do you mean "horrible at math"? Most people I know who think that they are "horrible at math" were decent at math and either were comparing themselves to people who were brilliant at math or had horrible math teachers.

    How are you at Geometry?

    Looking at you interests, a major in creative writing and a minor in information technology would allow you to work in things like worldbuilding and storytelling for computer games. Even without a tech minor, you could get work.

    Film could also be a good choice in the writing section.

    Journalism can also be a good choice, so could advertising.

    There is always work for creative writers in many industries.
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  • almondtoastalmondtoast 3 replies1 threads New Member
    I really struggled in Geometry. I geninuely don't understand math. I'd stay after school multiple times a week, stay after class and ask questions, and visit during open hours to ask questions on classwork/homework just to get some extra help. I don't understand why. I would like to do well in that subject, I just don't know how.

    Also, that major combination sounds interesting! I would like to do that sort of thing so this is pretty helpful.

    Thanks!
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  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 43378 replies473 threads Senior Member
    Information technology usually has much less math than CS.
    You can compare this major (especially the "game design" concentration) -- this includes co-ops where you work applying what you've learned and are paid btw:
    https://webapps2.uc.edu/ecurriculum/degreeprograms/program/detail/18BC-IT-BSIT
    Math requirements include Precalculus (can be completed in HS), Statistics for Human science, and Discrete Math.

    ..and this major
    https://webapps2.uc.edu/ecurriculum/degreeprograms/program/majormap/20BC-CS-BSCS
    You would need calculus 1+2 as well as Linear Algebra and Probaility for Engineering.
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  • almondtoastalmondtoast 3 replies1 threads New Member
    Thanks! This is also really helpful, I'll definitely look more into information technology.
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