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How to Make a Strong Application for an English Literature degree. What qualifications will I need ?. English is one of the most competitive and popular university subjects so you will need to achieve AAA or AAB or equivalent in most cases although you will find lower offers
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I chose to read English because the course offered Language as well as Literature, and ran the gamut from works like The Dream of the Rood and Beowulf to 19th century American literature, Lennon as a poet and modern drama. We English students used to be teased by engineers or medics who had many more hours of tutorials, but that's where our self-discipline had to kick in and we had to spend many solitary hours pouring over tomes of literary criticism in the library. I have to admit though, we were lucky enough to benefit from a reading week once a term and at the end of the first year, this meant a trip to Stratford-on-Avon to immerse ourselves in the works of Shakespeare, the resources of the unique Shakespeare Institute and the delights of the RSC
Useful article at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2010/may/18/university-open-days
A very useful website!!!
English Literature a Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Bate, Oxford University Press
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Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attentionseconds at a time. Catch? I don’t think so.Bunny, tumbling leaf, a squirrel who’s—ohjoy—actually scared. Sniff the wind, then
I’m off again: muck, pond, ditch, residue 5 of any thrillingly dead thing. And you?Either you're sunk in the past, half our walk,thinking of what you never can bring back,
or else you're off in some fog concerning—tomorrow, is that what you call it? My work: 10 to unsnare time’s warp (and woof), retrieving,my haze-headed friend, you. This shining bark,
a Zen master's bronzy gong, calls you here,entirely, now: bow-wow, bow-wow, bow-wow.
These are self awareness questions, so prepare by thinking about:
that attract you ? Why?
The HESA Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey