How does taking Chemistry and Biology benefit an English Lit degree?

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I am currently writing my PS and I am experiencing writer's block. How would taking these science subjects benefit an English Literature degree, what can I talk about. School internal deadline is tomorrow (cutting it fine I know). I also did Religious studies and general studies so could I have some guidanc on how those would help too. Thankyou.
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If there's no way you can link the sciences into the subject then don't mention it. Your personal statement is meant to show the admissions tutors why you, over everyone else, should be picked. If your A-levels (which are on your UCAS for anyway) can't add anything to evidence why YOU should be picked, and don't show off any extra personal qualities that are above everyone else applying, then there's no reason to put them in

I'm not an English Lit expert, but maybe RS can help you see the different levels at which people can argue a point on, and helped you analyse view points to come to a conclusion on them? That's just one quick idea. I'm not a specialist in applying to English Lit but I'm aware this is for tomorrow and no one else has helped yet! :dontknow:
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(Original post by antonyzac)
If there's no way you can link the sciences into the subject then don't mention it. Your personal statement is meant to show the admissions tutors why you, over everyone else, should be picked. If your A-levels (which are on your UCAS for anyway) can't add anything to evidence why YOU should be picked, and don't show off any extra personal qualities that are above everyone else applying, then there's no reason to put them in
I'm not an English Lit expert, but maybe RS can help you see the different levels at which people can argue a point on, and helped you analyse view points to come to a conclusion on them? That's just one quick idea. I'm not a specialist in applying to English Lit but I'm aware this is for tomorrow and no one else has helped yet! :dontknow:
Ah thankyou! Yeah I think I'll leave them out! And yeah I think I'll expand on the whole debating /analytical skills that I have gained from RS. Thanks again.
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A bit late now to pitch in advice, but my chemistry teacher told me that being a good writer/Literature student meant being able to absorb, dissect, understand and think critically about a wide range of subjects (including chemistry). Thinking critically, having great memory and learning new ways to approach a subject is pretty important to being a versatile student of Literature basically being strong in a wide range of subjects will make you a strong Literature student.

(He told me this after I confessed I wasn't putting effort into my Chemistry subject because it had nothing to do with Literature).
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You do not need to talk about your A levels unless there's something specific that has developed your interest in the subject you're applying to study. Admissions officers can see what you're studying elsewhere on your application and know what those subjects are about. There will be others who have done them so they aren't unique to you. Please do not try to make unrealistic connections between subjects. Chemistry and biology are not relevant to English.
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