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read for your degree..

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited March 27 in Work & Study
this is what we keep being told at uni

but i really dont like reading books! i'll read them for researching or an assignment

has anyone got a good degree without doing any reading up?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Re: read for your degree..
    Originally posted by Blah_x2
    has anyone got a good degree without doing any reading up?
    No. Never.

    Although it depends on what you mean by "good".
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nope. Depending on where you go and what you study you literally READ for your degree. Particularly if you do an Arts subject like me.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Reading is a must, I will end up not knowning anything if I don't read for my course.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    you have to do some reading. but my hosuemate managed to get away with the bare minimum. only read journals and stuff for coursework basically and read up his notes for exams.

    but come the third year a lot of courses have disserations or research projects, and then you have to do a shitload of non-stop reading/research.

    it all depends on the uni/course, how quick you pick things up and your subject.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You will always need to read around the subject you are studying, even if you study something like Eng Lit you'll still have to read critical works about the fiction you are reading. It is all part of a university degree. Having said that, courses like business studies seem to require minimal reading.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If you find your course interesting, then I presume you would find background information interesting too :)

    You don't have to start with much, read a little, then gradually build it up
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by BumbleBee
    Having said that, courses like business studies seem to require minimal reading.

    Oi, cheeky!

    Actually, you do have a point. I'm doing accounting and actually, there's only so much reading around the subject that you can do - it's very much a right/wrong answer sort of course. But i read the FT a lot. And the business pages on BBC News.

    I suppose at some point i ought to invest in my course books. Gah.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've finished reading Plato now I have to read Aristotle :thumb:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzo
    I've finished reading Plato now I have to read Aristotle :thumb:

    How come you have to read all this philosophy? Is it still for Politics or are you taking some kind of outside course in Philosophy as well?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ahh right cool, when I was at school, Marx was about as philosophical as things got in Politics and in Edinburgh, as far as I know, we don't do any political philosophy.

    Actually, I've just remembered I've a friend from Manchester who did all about ultilitarianism and so on for his A level Politics, so I guess I've just been unlucky!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    The official module title is The History of Political Thought from the Greeks to Machiavelli.

    Bow to me having Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle and Machiavelli on my shelf.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    good stuff man - makes for interesting reading

    i got chemistry textbooks and maths ones, well mainly shortcuts in mathematical techniques, cause it helps in exams ;)
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzo
    The official module title is The History of Political Thought from the Greeks to Machiavelli.

    Bog standard course that anyone who does a vaguely political degree does.

    When you've done a dissertation on Plato get back to us.

    Bow to me having Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle and Machiavelli on my shelf.

    We do too.

    And we've read them!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzo
    The official module title is The History of Political Thought from the Greeks to Machiavelli.

    Bow to me not having them.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    Bog standard course that anyone who does a vaguely political degree does.

    When you've done a dissertation on Plato get back to us.



    We do too.

    And we've read them!

    I read Plato :(

    It is standard for the degree but I get to choose a bit more if I want to do more next year.

    Way to make me feel unspecial :crying:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Renzo
    Way to make me feel unspecial :crying:

    That was the general intention:p
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by Kermit
    That was the general intention:p

    Kermit my friend you are one hell of a bitter man :(:p
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