Our English tutors can help students in all grades and skill levels, from elementary school to introductory college level. Plus, they are available 24/7, so you can always get help with English homework and writing assignments around your schedule.2nd and 3rd year is much the same - a few of the options are solely seninar-based, so you have no lectures, but most of them are weekly 1hr lectures and fortnightly 2hr seminars, and your tutorials continue.
The only way your progress is assessed is through essays that you give to your tutor every two weeks - in first year, you only write essays on the Narrative Texts, but in 2nd and 3rd year you do one essay per course per term.
Finally, a big thing to bear in mind: this is an exam-heavy course!
All of your first year modules are assessed through exams; in 2nd and 3rd year you have a choice to drop an exam and do an 8000 word essat instead - but only one exam per year, so you still have to sit 6 exams across the 2 years.
The compulsory courses (Shakespeare, Chaucer and Commentary and Analysis) have to be done as an exam - and those exams are all 6 hours.
In the course guide, it says you're advised to do 40 hours of work per week, which is over 30 hours independent study (no-one actually does that much, but it's good to bear in mind! That doesn't include tutorials, which are half an hour, once a fortnight - and they're one on one.
It's a really valuable part of the course - you get to talk to your tutor about your essays in detail, rather than having it marked and just handed back to you.Miltonic sentences are notorious for being long and difficult); then I would suggest getting ahead with the ICS texts, like the Bible/Odyssey/Oedipus and so on.I found I had time to read most of the texts as the course went on - if you stay about two weeks ahead of the reading, you'll be fine! Our English tutors are pros at writing, editing and proofreading, and can help you with all of your English questions.You’ll work one-to-one with a tutor in our online classroom where you can upload documents you’re working and review them in real-time on screen with an English tutor. ), clubs, sports, volunteering, events and loads more. )))) I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you have more questions, and feel free to message me! I'm a second year Eng student at UCL Contact hours are the amount you spend in uni, having face to face time in lectures/seminars/tutorials - for a subject like English, these are usually low, because the course depends on self-motivated study, so this is an important one to look at when you're choosing unis (when I applied, Manchester was just 3 hours a week! I had 7.5 contact hours per week last year - that's quite high for English, but it means you have a lot of free time!!), clubs, sports, volunteering, events and loads more. )))) I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you have more questions, and feel free to message me! This pretty much answers all my questions 6-hour-long exams seem daunting but I'll probably survive!Actually, the exam wasn't that bad - I have a 3 hour closed book one coming up this week and I find myself wishing I had the extra time!Definitely, definitely try and get through Paradise Lost - it's really dense so it will probably take you a while (and don't worry if you struggle!Across those courses, you end up studying Middle and Old English (so you'll read some OE poetry, Beowulf, Chaucer and other ME texts) and some of the most important canonical works - you basically start with the Odyssey, and work right up to the present day.This means that you don't get a lot of choice (or in fact any) in your first year modules, but you get an overview of all the modules for 2nd and 3rd year - so when it comes to picking your options, you'll be much better informed.