Edmundson 19-21 I was immediately struck by this section in the book because as an English major, I tend to receive criticism from my friends whose studies revolve around math or the sciences. I find it difficult to understand where the criticism is coming from because I do not feel that I am doing less work than my peers nor that am I learning less. Seeing Edmundson’s argument that the program was changed to entice students to study the humanities surprised me. I do not feel that I am graded more easily here than in other classes but rather that my limits are pushed because I am forced to think critically not just repeat information I have been told. I also find that the program that I am following, while it allows for some choice in classes and professors, has a rather set structure and classes that are mandatory for all similar majors as well as some classes that must be taken in succession. This is similar to majors across campus. Why is it that you chose this major over others that are more “success-ensuring?” Do you feel that the restrictions are looser or that you are graded more easily in these classes compared to those you have taken in other content areas? Do you agree with Edmundson’s idea that the ability to choose courses and professors gives the students a power over teachers?