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    Hiya, I'm a first year Law student and I'm warming to the idea of changing degrees because, in all honesty, stabbing myself in the foot with a plastic fork sounds more appealing than doing Law for three years :-) Hoping someone could give me some advice on whether I should change ASAP or stick it out for a year. If I am to change my degree I'm looking at either doing politics or English lit (so yeah, any advice is much appreciated)
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    What is with your username
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    What is with your username
    Just what I'm often referred to in my glorious seminars. I successfully secured my status as an unforgiving tory hater in the first seminar of the year. lmao
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    Just what I'm often referred to in my glorious seminars. I successfully secured my status as an unforgiving tory hater in the first seminar of the year. lmao
    May I ask, what made them refer to you like that???

    Disgusting IMO
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    I would definitely do something you enjoy as you'll more than likely do a lot better at it- and no one can overestimate the importance of being happy. Might as well change now with this in mind, if you can. English Lit is absolutely amazing, js..
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    I would definitely do something you enjoy as you'll more than likely do a lot better at it- and no one can overestimate the importance of being happy. Might as well change now with this in mind, if you can. English Lit is absolutely amazing, js..
    Is English Literature at degree level like it was at GCSE? Reading a book and reading between the lines?
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    I would definitely do something you enjoy as you'll more than likely do a lot better at it- and no one can overestimate the importance of being happy. Might as well change now with this in mind, if you can. English Lit is absolutely amazing, js..
    What can you actually do with that degree though?
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    May I ask, what made them refer to you like that???

    Disgusting IMO
    It all started out as a discussion about benefit claimants then ended up with some tory trying to tell me that capitalism is the only system that works n "how we need it for society to function" blah blah blah then came a debate and the beautiful label of commie scum was given to me :-) lol
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    I would definitely do something you enjoy as you'll more than likely do a lot better at it- and no one can overestimate the importance of being happy. Might as well change now with this in mind, if you can. English Lit is absolutely amazing, js..
    I wish I had just picked English Lit in the first place. I have not got a clue what made me choose Law haha
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    It all started out as a discussion about benefit claimants then ended up with some tory trying to tell me that capitalism is the only system that works n "how we need it for society to function" blah blah blah then came a debate and the beautiful label of commie scum was given to me :-) lol
    Its a pathetic belief that capitalism really works
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    It all started out as a discussion about benefit claimants then ended up with some tory trying to tell me that capitalism is the only system that works n "how we need it for society to function" blah blah blah then came a debate and the beautiful label of commie scum was given to me :-) lol
    In the words of David Mitchell on Peep Show...

    "It's only because of the miracles of consumer capitalism that you're not lying in your own ****"
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    (Original post by AshEntropy)
    Is English Literature at degree level like it was at GCSE? Reading a book and reading between the lines?
    Essentially, yes. There are some differences- you look at things like critical theory and philosophy of literature- so for example, as well as just analysing poetry, prose and drama you could debate questions like 'if William Wordsworth based his poem "Daffodils" on notes and images his sister Dorothy wrote, did he really write the poem or is it actually Dorothy's work?' You also do more background reading like reading author's biography's, reading about themes in the texts, so you might have to read a textbook about, say, gender theory.. It's very diverse, which makes it all the more interesting.
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    (Original post by Jacarch12)
    What can you actually do with that degree though?
    Pretty much everything! Publishing, editing, journalism, writing, teaching (all levels), conversion courses to law… working in bookshops, screenwriting, theatre… It's much harder to name a job you CAN'T do with English Lit.
    There are rumours that you can even go into science and become a doctor etc, as apparently medical people are looking for humanities graduates now as they believe they're often more empathetic.
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    I wish I had just picked English Lit in the first place. I have not got a clue what made me choose Law haha
    Yeah, if you know you feel like that then DEFFO change it!
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    Its a pathetic belief that capitalism really works
    Couldn't agree more :-) !!!
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    Couldn't agree more :-) !!!
    What happened to the person that gave you this title?
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    (Original post by SabbyCat)
    Yeah, if you know you feel like that then DEFFO change it!
    What modules are you studying? Oh and what year are you in?
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    Its a pathetic belief that capitalism really works
    capitalism is the only way human society can function
    communism and socialism are one and the same and are a cancer that plagues our species
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    capitalism is the only way human society can function
    communism and socialism are one and the same and are a cancer that plagues our species
    You're honestly beyond repair as a human, I think you need to sit down and educate yourself, or just Google it, there are facts everywhere, look it up :closedeyes::closedeyes::closedeyes:
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    What modules are you studying? Oh and what year are you in?
    Oh I'm still on my gap year haha, I just know quite a bit about it at degree as I'm planning to do it when I start uni next year, and my bf does it.
 
 
 
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