You used to love reading English, and B.A. Honours Degree was your dream course? But now, everything seems so cluttered. It’s hard to manage the assignments and reading seems to be out of the picture?
Don’t panic, it happens.
Most of the students go through the same thing when the bundles of English are untied. The key to resisting these breakdowns is your skills. For example, an aspiring Bachelor Of Literature should be time efficient and focused. You cannot score well in exams if you keep your knots loose.
The first and foremost thing B.A. English Honours students require is, “To turn your blood into ink.”
Scary, isn’t it? Well, the results will be amazing. To help you, below are some important points that can be a life savior. Read on and develop the skills you need to love back English.
You are blessed with the first and foremost skill if you can quickly adapt and comprehend the theories. The best part about acquiring this skill is that you can take adversity in stride, never letting it pull you down.
English, being a common language, throws many challenges- be it regarding language, grammar or writing. Your flexibility on the subject will define your future. If you feel you lack this skill, try imbibing it.
With now and then addition of new words, English has become a vast subject. The point most of you might miss is that B.A. is not only limited to English. There are several other languages that this course comprises.
For instance, while reading a prose or poem, you may encounter words from Latin, Greek, Roman, etc. What would you do in that case? Just read it and move on? Well, that is a No No for Honours aspirants.
Your take should be to note those words and update your knowledge on different languages too.
There may have been many incidences that would have required you to be self-assured like debates, stage performances, class activities, running for the student council, or dealing with different personalities across universities. But you couldn’t perform at that time? Why?
The reason could be the lack of assertiveness.
As Samuel Johnson said, “Self-confidence is the primary requisite to great undertakings.” Being an English Bachelor’s student, you should be confident about yourself and your presentation. Cultivate this skill, and you will come across the best side of yourself.
J.K. Rowling, the famous writer of the novel series Harry Potter, said, “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”
Isn’t it an inspiring thought from one of the best novelists? Despite being an unemployed single mother and rejected by twelve publishers, she made it on the top. What kept her going was her persistence. If you feel lost at times and the words dance around your eyes, just remember you will only make it if you keep trying.
“Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open,” James Dewar. This explains that you need to start somewhere. If you do not know all about the language, then sitting won’t help. Read about the famous novelists and writers, those who started from nowhere and nailed it.
“It’s never too late!”