John Michael chrichton was born to a journalist father and a loving mother. He was raised in New York and since a very young age, he showed a great interest in writing. When he was just 14 years of age, he had a travel column published in the well known, New York Times. That’s an amazing accomplishment for anybody, let alone a 14 year old. His plan was always to become a writer. He started college in 1960 at Harvard College.
While studying for his undergraduate in literature, he started an expire mentioned to out a teacher that he thought was giving him crazy low scores and showing criticism toward his style of literature.
He let another professor in on his suspicion. He then, knowingly plagiarized a paper that was written by George Orwell. He turned it in to the professor in suspect as his own work. When the paper was returned to him, it had the grade of a B-.
The issues he had with the English department led him him to switch his concentration of studies to biological anthropology as an undergraduate. In 1964 he earned his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude. His parents were very proud of his accomplishments.