If you’ve ever analysed a novel in school, you probably know that reading a novel for analysis is different from reading a novel for pleasure. Especially as a literature student, you quickly have to get used to the fact that reading a novel isn’t the same as reading a novel well. The latter requires much … Continue reading How to Read a Novel Like a Lit Major
Regardless of whether you’re studying literature or law, university study involves a lot of reading. Especially as a new student, the amount of reading you’re required to do can be quite daunting. Because you simply don’t have the time to re-read every text 10 times, one of the first things you need to learn is … Continue reading Reading Skills: How to Read Efficiently
For most students, Zoom classes have become the new normal. While they do admittedly have a lot of advantages–among the chance to work from home (which comes in handy in the middle of a pandemic)–they can also be quite chaotic and stressful. Having attended a lot of Zoom seminars in the past months, I learned … Continue reading Study Tips: How to Survive Zoom Classes
If you follow the trends on Twitter, you’ve probably seen that a job ad backed by the British government has recently sparked a huge backlash on social media. The poster shows a young ballet dancer, alongside the caption: “Fatima’s next job could be in cyber. (she just doesn’t know it yet),“ below the slogan “Rethink. … Continue reading Why the Arts Matter
We all know it, we’ve all had it: writer’s block. Whether you’re a blogger, a student, or an author, everyone has experienced writer’s block at some point. It’s when you’re staring at a blank page on your computer or notebook and feel unable to produce a single word. Your mind is literally as blank as … Continue reading How to Overcome Writer’s Block
Hello! ¡Hola! Salut! Ciao! Hallo! nǐ hǎo! While it’s never been easier to learn a new language, fewer people bother to do so. It makes sense. If you speak English, you get along everywhere. It’s the language of business, of finance, of the internet, of music, of international politics. Wherever you travel in the world, … Continue reading Why You Should Learn A New Language
Being a student requires a lot of self-responsibility. Unlike in school, there isn’t a teacher who tells you exactly what to do. In university, you’re simply expected to prepare assigned readings, write essays, prepare presentations and study for the next exam. No one’s going to remind you of your next submission date—you need to learn … Continue reading Study Tips: How to Study Effectively
Scientists are trained to invent things. Doctors are trained to save lives. Lawyers are trained to give legal advice. Accountants are trained to prepare financial records. And humanities scholars … well, what’s their role?
All seminars and lectures have been attended, all exams done and all term papers written. After three years of studying, there is only one thing that needs to be done: the dissertation (or as it’s also called: the bachelor’s thesis). As I know only too well how difficult it can be to write a dissertation, … Continue reading Tips for Writing the Perfect Bachelor’s Dissertation
If you’ve ever written a term paper, you probably know how difficult the writing process can be. From finding a topic over researching to editing the final draft, it’s a process that takes time and effort. So, to make things a bit easier for your next (or first) term paper, here’s a little step-by-step guide: … Continue reading A Step-By-Step Guide to Writing Term Papers
Have you ever considered studying in Germany? Or are just curious to know how the German university system works? If so, you’re at exactly the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about studying in Germany:
Did you know J.K. Rowling studied French and Classics? Wikipedia Founder Larry Sanger holds a PhD in philosophy? Or YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has a bachelor’s degree in History and Literature? Contrary to popular belief, humanities students (that is philosophy, literature, language, religion, art, or history students) can become more than teachers. In fact, it’s … Continue reading Why Pursue a Degree in the Humanities?