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19 Reasons Why You’ll Never Regret Studying English At University

If anyone ever tries to tell you that you’re a fool for studying English at university, simply throw a few of these points their way.

1. Contact hours are ridiculously minimal.

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2. Which naturally means maximum time spent in bed.

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3. The work load isn’t exactly light, but most of it’s reading.

So you’re technically still perfectly entitled to be in bed…

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4. If you wanted to, you could work from anywhere.

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5. Every now and then something you’ve already read comes up. 😏

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6. And most of the time it’s possible to find a film or TV adaptation of what you’re studying.

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7. Besides, if you actually enjoy the text, is it really work?

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8. Seminars are essentially just the chance for you to either flail over your favourite characters…

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9. Or vent about how much you hate everything in the text.

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10. There are very few wrong answers because everything is subjective.

So as long as you can find a critic somewhere backing up your point, you’ll probably get away with it.

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11. And unlike in a lot of degrees, there’s a lot of research material already out there.

Not to mention SparkNotes. 👀

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12. Revision is essentially just more reading.

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13. And there aren’t many exams.

It doesn’t make them any easier, but quality not quantity. 🙌

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14. If you’re really lucky, they might even be open book.

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15. You’ve basically already won every word-related drinking game.

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16. And you can justify spending loads of money on new books.

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17. Or writing your dissertation on your favourite book ever.

It’s possible.

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18. There are a lot of careers you can go into with your degree.

Not just teaching. But if you want to teach, that’s also great. 👍

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19. And once you’ve gotten through all those books and essay deadlines, is there anything you can’t get through?

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Yep, English was a great shout. 👏