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The subject you enjoy the most

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:50 pm
by parnassus
Study Support is usually full of threads about the things we find difficult, which is understandable - it's a place to get help, after all. But sometimes it's useful to think about the stuff we really enjoy. Not necessarily the subjects that we find the easiest or the subjects that we're best at - just the ones that we enjoy the most.

When I was still in school I loved English, history, and Religious Studies. Those were my big three. On Tuesdays in third year (Year 9) we used to have PE, physics, double RS, maths, geography, and double chemistry. Geography would have been all right if the teacher had been able to keep control of the class without bellowing at top volume. He sounded like a roaring waterfall and I was terrified of his lessons. Double RS was the highlight of my day.

Now that I'm studying English at university there is only one thing that I don't enjoy, and that's the study of Function of Criticism. It's all about abstract concepts, which I can't succeed in applying to actual texts no matter how hard I try. I just don't see their relevance. But that's an optional paper this year, so I will never have to take it again. :) As for my favourite areas within my specific subject, I'm really enjoying my two dissertations - one on Holocaust writing and one on literature and religion, specifically mysticism.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:00 pm
by dragoneatscheese
i love english hopfully i will go it in collage.For what ever reason i can alwells see the 'hidden' meaning to quotes and ill logic
but i dispite maths as it so logic

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:06 pm
by Chinagirl
i love media studies. double MS on wednesdays is the highlight of my week

lol

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 5:38 pm
by k9ruby
I love IT/Computing/Product design

IT is my best subject, and I have been identified as being exceptional at it by my school :P :oops:

I like computing as well, but its alot more challenging but I do enjoy it.

I also love product design- my imagination has no limits!! :D :D (my teacher does the dangerous machinary for me lol!)

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:18 pm
by rachel
I love drama

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:27 pm
by Radioactive_hairgel
I love Religious Studies and Music (the practical side of it either way, lol) :D

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:01 pm
by Steph
English, languages and Humanities are my most enjoyable.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:33 pm
by mel
I like all of the subjects that I'm doing at the moment; it's difficult to choose my favourite. I like maths (strangely no one else has put it down :wink: ) when we're not doing statistics (ugh), and computing when we're programming, and german especially when we're doing speaking.
At school, i liked history and english too; much as I'm usually glad not to have masses of essays, it does seem strange to only ever do them in german :wink: .

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:40 pm
by Henri
I chose the Humanities option, since I absolutely love studying History and Politics (possibly a Social Science?).

I do genuinely enjoy English Literature though, and judging from my returned essays, I'd say it was the subject I am most proficient in.

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:13 am
by tears_on_a_pillow
Erm Social Care (as that is waht my degree is in)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:59 pm
by ~Jenny~
I went for more than one because i really enjoy both sciences and languages

My current favourite bit of my degree course (biochemistry) is the genetics stuff we've been doing and we're doing some lectures on proteins next week and I liked them at A level

Also on top of my degree i'm taking Spanish classes which I'm really enjoying as well :D

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:02 pm
by druchi
Love history and love modern studies
and like computing ;)

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:45 pm
by Bladen
History but not too keen on the curriculum side of it, I'm not at all interested in "how Hitler got into power" "How America succeeded and failed" modern history is pretty boring because there's not much to learn. at least with archaeology there's something new being found out about something all the time. Evidence of who we really are where we came from and what things were like then is a hell of a lot more interesting than listen to a teacher babbling about the economic and political aspects of a country's formation.

Earplugs ftw!

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:28 pm
by bpcooper
Music Technology... YAY lol

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:29 pm
by parnassus
Bladen wrote:History but not too keen on the curriculum side of it, I'm not at all interested in "how Hitler got into power" "How America succeeded and failed" modern history is pretty boring because there's not much to learn. at least with archaeology there's something new being found out about something all the time. Evidence of who we really are where we came from and what things were like then is a hell of a lot more interesting than listen to a teacher babbling about the economic and political aspects of a country's formation.

Earplugs ftw!


Modern history is fascinating to me. The problem is with the way it's taught. There are no easy, simple answers to how Hitler rose to power, but the curriculum distills the past and makes it seem as if this question and others like it all have answers that can be memorised and regurgitated in an exam. If you studied the Third Reich outside the classroom I'm sure your interest would deepen, although modern history will probably never hold the same fascination for you that archaeology has. I think that everybody has an affinity for a certain age in history.