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I like analysing texts and writing essays but should I take English Lit at uni if I don't like reading?
By this I mean that I despise reading by myself
I find it boring
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Your dislike of reading books would make most essay based degrees difficult - or at least coming out of said course with a good grade. Have you tried finding alternative ways of taking in the information like audiobooks? You may find that you enjoy reading when you find a book you’re really passionate about...
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Your dislike of reading books would make most essay based degrees difficult - or at least coming out of said course with a good grade. Have you tried finding alternative ways of taking in the information like audiobooks? You may find that you enjoy reading when you find a book you’re really passionate about...
The issue is I only take essay based subjects so it'd be hard to deviate from that
I haven't tried audiobooks but would that suffice for a degree?
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The issue is I only take essay based subjects so it'd be hard to deviate from that
I haven't tried audiobooks but would that suffice for a degree?
Well if you do decided to do English Lit, most of the books you will be reading will be pretty famous and probably available on audiobook. You would still have to do a fair amount of reading but it might take the edge of.

It will be very very hard to do any essay based degree without reading at all.
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The issue is I only take essay based subjects so it'd be hard to deviate from that
I haven't tried audiobooks but would that suffice for a degree?
Audiobooks won't be enough - whilst some texts will be available on audiobook, it is possible that some may not. The advantage with reading is that you can mark passages that are important for your assignments and refer back to certain sections when needed, which is a little harder to do with audiobooks.

Your wider reading may involve you reading criticisms or other writings about the texts you are studying, so there will be some reading involved!
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