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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)

    What course are you applying for? That might help you know what direction to take it in.
    Im in my first year of college but i want to apply for Law in maybe Oxbridge, top 10 unis
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    (Original post by K.H.A.N™)
    Im in my first year of college but i want to apply for Law in maybe Oxbridge, top 10 unis
    Right- you could definitely mention it if you want to but remember for those kind of unis you'll want about 80% academic content- so supercurricular rather than extracurricular (so actually to do with your subject)- eg going to a lecture, work experience, visiting a court, reading a book or article and what opinions you had and how it informed your developing study. You could talk about a high profile or local court case, for example, and how it illustrated something about law or made you want to look into say a law further, so you did.
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    I wrote about what I think the study of languages combines and how the interplay of these factors makes me want to study languages at degree level. I made a point about the rules of language.

    I tried to say- I know what studying this is about, and this, in particular, is why I know studying it further IS for me and I know what this course entails.

    After is for more detailed discussion of texts or work experience or whatever.
    thank you
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    (Original post by asinghj)
    thank you
    Do you know what you're applying for?
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    A voice in your head saying, "You've goat to be kidding me."

    :getmecoat:
    Here we goat again :rofl:
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    (Original post by Namita Gurung)
    Here we goat again :rofl:
    That pun was a diamond in the gruff. :mmm:
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    Do you know what you're applying for?
    Chemical engineering at birmingham

    Where are you up to what course? (sorry cba to look elsewhere, I was running after what it feels like a million years and my legs are really hurting)
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    Nearly finished my personal statement. I'm applying to study computer science . I have no idea what university I want to go to ? ( I guess I have to do a bit more research )
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    HOW DO YOU STOP PROCRASTINATING

    mine is due VERY soon I've written a few drafts but honestly it needs so much improvement. I have alot of things to write about it's just forming actual sentences I find difficult.
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    (Original post by vybzkartel)
    HOW DO YOU STOP PROCRASTINATING

    mine is due VERY soon I've written a few drafts but honestly it needs so much improvement. I have alot of things to write about it's just forming actual sentences I find difficult.
    What ways do you procrastinate and what are you applying for? I found my evidence- eg a book, and my point and just WROTE the sentence not worrying about how well written it was and then it was down so I had something to revise from.
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    That pun was a diamond in the gruff. :mmm:
    No you silly billy - yours are the best :yep:

    I kid you not :wink:
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    What is life?
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    What makes you want to do languages? What do you think you will do after university? - Thank you!
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    (Original post by zanaxbeca)
    What makes you want to do languages? What do you think you will do after university? - Thank you!
    This! What sort of careers does a language degree open up for you, how are the job prospects, and where do you see yourself after university?
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    (Original post by James3000117)
    This! What sort of careers does a language degree open up for you, how are the job prospects, and where do you see yourself after university?
    You can do stuff directly using language skills, like translation, interpreting (spoken language) and teaching, but there is a lack of people with multiple skills, combining language skills with business, charity, engineering, media, tourism to name just a few.

    I haven't got figures to hand but I think job prospects are very strong as we don't have enough people with languages in this country- we have to get a lot of people in to do it.

    After university, I see myself doing postgraduate study, hopefully up to PhD level, in Italian and/or French literature. Not sure of specialisms yet, but now I really like epistolary novels such as Les Liaisons Dangereuses, stuff about semiotics for example The Name of the Rose, and French and Italian literary critics such as Italo Calvino and Michel Foucault. Reading a book atm by Baudrillard about simulacra and simulation- basically that things pretending to be other things actually expose the emptiness and unreality of the 'original' thing itself <3 fun geeky times.

    I see myself hopefully being an academic and teaching at a university, or translating literature. Being an interpreter for the BBC also sounds like a fab job, and I like journalism. Being Louis Theroux would be an ideal occupation.

    Languages can take you lots of different ways though, not just mine.
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    (Original post by pamplemousse.)
    You can do stuff directly using language skills, like translation, interpreting (spoken language) and teaching, but there is a lack of people with multiple skills, combining language skills with business, charity, engineering, media, tourism to name just a few.

    I haven't got figures to hand but I think job prospects are very strong as we don't have enough people with languages in this country- we have to get a lot of people in to do it.

    After university, I see myself doing postgraduate study, hopefully up to PhD level, in Italian and/or French literature. Not sure of specialisms yet, but now I really like epistolary novels such as Les Liaisons Dangereuses, stuff about semiotics for example The Name of the Rose, and French and Italian literary critics such as Italo Calvino and Michel Foucault. Reading a book atm by Baudrillard about simulacra and simulation- basically that things pretending to be other things actually expose the emptiness and unreality of the 'original' thing itself <3 fun geeky times.

    I see myself hopefully being an academic and teaching at a university, or translating literature. Being an interpreter for the BBC also sounds like a fab job, and I like journalism. Being Louis Theroux would be an ideal occupation.

    Languages can take you lots of different ways though, not just mine.
    According to Cambridge, language students are the 3rd most employable students after Medics and Lawyers (though I do feel that they missed out engineering).
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    (Original post by FrenchNerd2)
    According to Cambridge, language students are the 3rd most employable students after Medics and Lawyers (though I do feel that they missed out engineering).
    And the courses are a hell of a lot easier to get onto than medicine and top law schools so it works out rather well.
 
 
 
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