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14 Problems Every History Student Has Faced at Least Once

There are certain problems that only come with studying for a History degree.

1. Struggling to keep track of dates, places and events for just one period of time, never mind several.

And you thought Game of Thrones was hard to keep up with…

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2. Trying to get your head around some of the weird names you come across.

Here’s one: Nicolas If-Jesus-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-Thou-hadst-be-damned Barebones (and yes, that IS his real name).

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3. Being given more books to read than you could ever need for one essay.

Only to find that most of your main argument, references and quotations will come from the first three books on the list.

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4. Risking using a reference from someone your tutor hates.

The tension…

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5. Having to write about how reliable your sources are.

And you thought source evaluations were left behind in secondary school.

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6. And needing to learn about Postmodernism.

Wait, I thought you said this was History?

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7. Feeling much less excited about your chosen subject, because it’s WAY more complicated than you first thought.

World War One seemed so simple at school.

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8. Reading about an event from hundreds of years ago and suddenly realising that history actually does repeat itself.

Fantastic.

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9. Seeing your favourite historical figures in a different light.

I knew it was too good to be true.

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10. Getting the highest mark you’ve ever had for something on a topic you’d never heard of before.

I guess Swedish History was’t all that bad after all…

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11. But then receiving your lowest mark on a topic that you thought you really understood.

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12. Having to constantly inform people that no, teaching isn’t your only career option.

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13. Nor is working in a museum.

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14. And ultimately realising you’ve gotten used to all of the above occurrences.

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