Want to write an article like this?

Try it!

19 Things BA Students Will Never Understand About BSc Degrees

There are a great many things that BA students will never understand about BSc degrees. We don’t have as much time to write them all down as you, though, so here are just a few of them.

1. Objectivity means there is no room for bullshit. At all.

But it’s cute that you think subjectivity is harder.

via popsugar.com

via popsugar.com

2. It’s absolutely not just about being “good with numbers.”

www.reactiongifs.us

via reactiongifs.us

3. Or memorising formulae.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

4. It’s about working your ass off.

And not leaving everything until reading week.

www.thedailycrate.com

via thedailycrate.com

5. You have to actually know what’s going on.

You can’t just sit back and zone out in BSc lectures.

www.reddit.com

via reddit.com

6. Because in the STEM world progress is cumulative.

If you fail ‘Intro to Probability’ then good luck with ‘Statistical Inference’, ‘Operational Research’ and ‘Regression Analysis’.

www.primogif.com

via primogif.com

7. Contrary to popular belief, there isn’t always just one correct answer.

If only. 😭

via bitterkittens.com

via bitterkittens.com

8. And when there is it’s usually a bitch to find.

giphy.com

via giphy.com

9. If your handwriting is illegible, you’re screwed.

Try guessing a variable from context. Yeah, no.

perezhilton.com

via perezhilton.com

10. We won’t always know we’ve made a mistake until the end of a question.

Typos can cost us half an exam.

convergence.enjin.com

via convergence.enjin.com

11. The difficulty of building rigorous logical arguments and derivations from axiomatic and often abstract concepts.

But yeah, forcing yourself to have an opinion on everything must be tough.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

12. STEM subjects are inherently activity-based.

So while there may not be much to read, there are probably a hundred pages of questions for every ten pages of lecture notes.

 gif-central.blogspot.com

via gif-central.blogspot.com

13. We don’t get to work when it suits us.

If my timetable says I have to be in the lab at 9am on Tuesday then dammit that’s where I have to be.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

14. You can’t copy a friend’s answer. If your working is the same, you’ve cheated and it’s incredibly obvious.

via giphy.com

via giphy.com

15. Despite what you’ve heard, there are plenty of girls studying STEM subjects.

And they don’t all have the interpersonal skills of Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory.

giphy.com

via giphy.com

16. You’re not the only ones who have to study things that won’t be tested.

 giphy.com

via giphy.com

17. Looking at your plastered friend and realising that someday they’re going to be performing surgery on someone or designing a bridge in a major city.

www.ar15.com

via ar15.com

18. Employers can’t wait for us to graduate.

via wrestlingforum.com

via wrestlingforum.com

19. And, no matter how much you complain that your course is underestimated and undervalued, we don’t feel sorry for you.

via livejournal.com

via livejournal.com

Want to write an article like this?

Try it!