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 Posted: Sat Feb 16th, 2008 06:22 pm
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aphill
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People often poke fun at philosophy majors, but at least when I was in school supposedly they scored the highest or near the top across the board on all kinds of graduate school entrance exams (be it LSAT, MCAT, the GRE ...).

I tried to take Calculus three times and each time had to drop the course because I couldn't overcome the darn number swapping problem.

I think philosophy is valuable for going on in further study because it teaches you to read and digest difficult material.  I know in law school, reading cases came pretty easily to me because I was used to wading through such thick texts.  The critical thinking and logic elements of philosophy are helpful too, as is the ability to express yourself clearly in writing when dealing with difficult subject matter.

There were only about 7 philosophy majors in my college graduating class, and all were double majors.  It isn't a very popular major.

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