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The minimalist credo: if you don't need it, don't buy it.

I've been getting along very well with what I have for years--a bachelor's degree and a quirky willingness to do just about anything. But what will a Master's Degree in English do for me?

I always imagined I'd convince my husband to move somewhere with a venerable university where I could get my graduate degree in architecture in ivy-smothered brick buildings to the soundtrack of "St. Elmo's Fire." 17 years later, that just hasn't happened.

So, a new M.A. program at a tropical university in English. I am no minimalist.

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  1. Ooh, have fun! I did my MA in creative writing, but I loved every minute of it and I'm sure you will, too. My experience was that in an MA course the people really do want to be there and are (almost all) interested in the subject, whereas on my BA, people were there for the sake of doing a degree. And having engaged and engaging, interesting and passionate people around is always a good thing. Have a brilliant time!

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