Margo Menkes

Margo Menkes

Your name: Margo Menkes

Your home town: Winnetka, IL

Your major(s): Psychology/Linguistics, Spanish

Are you fluent in any language(s) other than English? Spanish

What are your career plans? Hopefully pursuing psychology to some degree.

What is your favorite book or author and why? Harry Potter-- I know it's not the most advanced level of reading, but I grew up with these books! 

What is your favorite word? Valid

Describe (in a short paragraph) a significant breakthrough in your development as a writer:  As a freshman in college, I was amazed by the variety of departments and classes I had access to. In high school we had different courses in English and Social Studies, but the thought of a whole department for linguistics or psychology was novel. Freshman year I learned how different areas of study expressed their findings in writing so differently. Before, I thought I had decent writing skills in general. Now, I learned that quality writing appears very differently in all these areas. The expectations in form vary between fields, although an individual can learn to apply their writing skills to many.