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    Hey

    What sort of workload are we looking at for English Lit?
    Essay a week? essay a fortnight? Thanks.
    Also, what about lectures? Can you go to optional ones like at Oxford?

    Thanks.
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    You should have really researched all this before you applied for eng lit. Its about 3-4 essays per week and some up to 20,000words I started eng lit at oxford and left because it was too boring. I'm now been made an offer for both veterinary med and med.
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    I'm a prospective applicant.
    Thanks for the info - too boring? Perhaps ur just not an Englisher?
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    (Original post by A-Man!)
    I'm a prospective applicant.
    Thanks for the info - too boring? Perhaps ur just not an Englisher?
    Umm, that's not what it's like in St Andrews. OK so bear in mind whilst you read this that you're supposed to take 2 other subjects AS WELL as English for the first two years. In English, you're expected to read about one book per week and submit 2 essays of approx 1500-1800 words per semester, as well as completing an exam at the end of each semester. You'll find the workload to be about the same for all arts subjects, although languages are slightly different, so you'll be expected to submit about an essay per fortnight for your first two years, if you take into consideration all your subjects.
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    (Original post by Charlotte_Heart_NYC)
    Umm, that's not what it's like in St Andrews. OK so bear in mind whilst you read this that you're supposed to take 2 other subjects AS WELL as English for the first two years. In English, you're expected to read about one book per week and submit 2 essays of approx 1500-1800 words per semester, as well as completing an exam at the end of each semester. You'll find the workload to be about the same for all arts subjects, although languages are slightly different, so you'll be expected to submit about an essay per fortnight for your first two years, if you take into consideration all your subjects.

    Two other subjects? Surely you apply for English and do English.
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    You do three courses per semester in your first two years. Not all these must be your Degree subject. In your last two years, you specialise in your subject.
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    Ewww.
    So you can't just do English?
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    Not until honours in third/fourth year no.
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    Have you research at all?
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    Haha!

    I can't wait to get there (hopefully) and do the three subjects.

    OP should also note LOTS of universities make you at least in the first year do a supplementary subject; i.e. Leicester does, Kent et cetera.
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    (Original post by A-Man!)
    Ewww.
    So you can't just do English?
    Unless you're at Oxbridge or Harvard, I don't think it's a good idea at all to study only one arts subject. It will make your life that much more difficult.
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    (Original post by Ignatius)
    Unless you're at Oxbridge or Harvard, I don't think it's a good idea at all to study only one arts subject. It will make your life that much more difficult.
    As far as I know, the unis in my sig all focus on English alone... I don't see how this would be a bad thng.
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    I mean in terms of employability. Having a degree in an arts subject is alright, but having one in more than one subject means you have that many more options.
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    And also have you checked thoroughly that they don't expect a supplementary subject?
    'Cos there are plenty that do...and if this thread is anything to go by you may not have researched too heavily :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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