Want to write an article like this?

Try it!

17 Things BSc Students Will Never Understand About BA Degrees

BA degrees are often seen as the easier option of higher education, particularly by BSc students. But they could not be more wrong.

1. The fact that increased subjectivity does not make it easier to get a good grade.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

2. Because there’s literally no right answer to anything. At all.

via gurl.com

via gurl.com

3. The difficulty of forcing yourself to have an opinion on everything.

via photofunky.com

via photofunky.com

4. And ensuring that your opinion is different to anything you’ve read by critics already.

Or at least different enough not to be classed as plagiarism.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

5. As well as attempting to express this opinion in a sophisticated manner without revealing that you actually have no idea what you’re talking about.

help

via giphy.com

6. How lucky they are to be able to revise from lecture slides and textbooks for everything they need to know.

Instead of having to rely almost entirely on independent research.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

7. The fact that minimal teaching hours don’t actually equate to maximum leisure time.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

8. Because your reading list is just way too long to allow any time for anything else.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

9. The pressure of knowing that no matter how much effort you put in, the examiner might not like what you write and fail you.

You’d rather just balance an equation, thanks.

via theodysseyonline.com

via theodysseyonline.com

10. And that copying a mate’s answer just isn’t an option for you.

via tumblr.com

via tumblr.com

11. How much harder it is for you to make friends on your course.

Because when you only see someone twice a week, sat in an hour long lecture, its pretty hard to get to know each other.

via reddit.com

via reddit.com

12. And the frustration of having to go to seminars to study topics you’re not going to write your essay on.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

13. Especially when no one else has done the reading.

We should have just stayed in bed really.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

14. The disappointment of realising that you actually have to teach yourself a lot of the course.

via theprospect.net

via theprospect.net

15. Which forces you to practically live in the library if you want to get a half decent grade.

via cosmopolitan.co.uk

via cosmopolitan.co.uk

16. The fact that, contrary to popular belief, being a teacher isn’t your only career option once you graduate.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

17. But also that no matter how stressful your course feels at times, you wouldn’t ever choose a different one.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

And one thing BA students will never understand is that if BSc courses are so much harder, why does everyone who studies one seem to have so much free time to spend criticising your degree?

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

Want to write an article like this?

Try it!