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    Studying English at uni this year. Haven’t started the course yet but will soon, any good books to read to help me prepare? I haven’t read any of the classics before so any suggestions?

    Haven’t read Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, George Orwell, etc and don’t know if I need to for uni?
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    (Original post by megzz23)
    I haven’t read any of the classics before so any suggestions?

    Haven’t read Charlotte Bronte, Shakespeare, George Orwell, etc and don’t know if I need to for uni?
    Hi,

    Usually the university can provide you with a reading list of texts you will study in the upcoming semester/year. Some universities may give you details of this list closer to the start date, although you could always email and ask, and they may be able to send it to you in advance. I know that we weren't given the reading list until the first full week where we attended lectures/seminars.

    Reading some of the classics is always a good idea. I find that lecturers and tutors usually refer to them here and there while talking about other texts since, most of the time, texts will link to one another in some form. But any reading is useful to be honest. When you'll start, you'll see how it's not just about reading fictional texts - it'll be more than that. Reading widely (this includes newspapers, articles, knowing things from different subject areas, etc) will be key and will also help for when you approach all kinds of texts at uni.

    TL;DR: any reading is good!

    Good luck for when you start and I hope you enjoy!
 
 
 
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