Three years of my life as an EU student of English Literature at the University of East Anglia,England.
It is hard to know what your course will be like before starting university, and the syllabus varies from one university to the other. Before coming to UEA, I didn’t really know what studying Literature at such a high level would be like and I couldn’t find much about it online.
Here’s a list of 5 things all future Literature students should know!
1 – You will read lots of books. You will probably hate some of them, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy discovering authors you never heard about.
2 – Buying books can get very expensive, especially if you get new copies. You should bear that in mind when planning your budget.
3 – You won’t only read novels. There is quite a lot of theoretical and critical material to read. These texts are compulsory and can be very dense and complex. In other words, they can be extremely boring. On the other hand, there are always some interesting bits and they will help a lot when it comes to writing essays and backing up your claims.
4 – There won’t be many seminars and lectures. At first glance, you might think you’ll have a lot of free time but there is a lot of reading and personal work to do.
5 – You will love the lectures and lecturers. I sometimes find lectures overwhelming because there is so much interesting informations and the professors sound way too intelligent.
Is there anything to add on the list? 😛