The first post in this two-part series is here. In this post, I talk about all the things I did after my finals, and about my results!
*Zayn voice* Hey, what’s up – it’s been a while…
If you used to read my “10.5 Weeks” series and wondered what happened to the last 2.5 weeks, wonder no more. It’s been a long time coming, but if you were curious to know how the last weeks of my degree were, this post is for you! It’s a long one, so grab a snack and a cup of tea!
Surprise! I bet you didn’t expect another post this early, did you? Sadly, it’s rather more out of necessity than zeal – it’s the start of Trinity Term, meaning my exams start on Monday and continue throughout the week, so I won’t be able to put together a post during the early part of the week like I normally do. Monday at 4 is German speaking, Tuesday at 10.15 is Spanish speaking, Wednesday at 9.30 is Spanish listening and Thursday at 9.30 is German listening. In between, I still need to revise literature, so it’s going to be a tiring week. Continue reading
Despite the gloomy, rainy weather in Britain, many young people are celebrating right now after having received their A Level results this month, filled with the euphoria of moving onto the next stage of their lives. Many others, however, are like me, weighed down by endless reading lists and preparation for the final year of university, and need a little boost to the motivation levels. There are a few things I do to stay motivated – having a clear, tidy
bed workspace and exercising regularly, for example – but my number one essential is good music.
Dieser Eintrag wurde vor drei Wochen geschrieben, als ich im Flugzeug auf dem Weg nach Deutschland war.
Hi everyone, and welcome to the second article in the “Should I?” series. The university admissions season has settled into that quiet period between the arrival of the offer letters and the final exams that determine your grades, but that doesn’t mean that everyone is completely at peace. Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of soul-searching among holders of MML places (Modern and Mediaeval Languages) at Oxford, and so I thought I’d give a comprehensive overview of the course structure and the features that set it apart from similar courses at other universities.
It’s that time of year again and questions are flooding in about preparing for Oxbridge interviews to read Modern and Mediaeval Languages. Below is a slightly edited account of my own interviews for German and Spanish at Magdalen which I had originally posted about a year ago on The Student Room. My experience is of course not representative of anyone else’s or Oxford as a whole, given that every interview is a highly personal process that varies from applicant to applicant, subject to subject, year to year, tutor to tutor, and college to college. That said, I feel Modern Languages is misunderstood as a discipline and under-represented in interview guides, so I thought I would share my experience and advice in case it helps anyone.
Wie schnell vergisst man eine Sprache eigentlich? Als Sprachstudentin klingt das vielleicht ein wenig seltsam – warum sollte sich jemand, der Sprachen liebt und studiert, sowas fragen?
This post is a bit of a departure from my usual material, but it´s been requested by a couple of people so I thought it might be useful to get out there.
This is not a general “Year Abroad Advice” post. It is merely an account of what I am doing and why I chose to do it, and is not intended to influence or guide the reader in any way.