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.
2. Because there’s literally no right answer to anything. At all.
3. The difficulty of forcing yourself to have an opinion on everything.
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.
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.
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.
7. The fact that minimal teaching hours don’t actually equate to maximum leisure time.
8. Because your reading list is just way too long to allow any time for anything else.
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.
10. And that copying a mate’s answer just isn’t an option for you.
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.
12. And the frustration of having to go to seminars to study topics you’re not going to write your essay on.
13. Especially when no one else has done the reading.
We should have just stayed in bed really.