Discussions, Reflection

How 2 Years of Intense Studying Has Changed My Reading

Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you will know that for the past 2 years I have been completely and utterly consumed by my A Levels, and my posting on here has been relatively scattered and fragmented. But prior to this (and before I had stopped reading YA), I had gotten into a really good flow of reading and blogging, especially in the summer of 2019. Now that my A Levels are over (there was a huge amount of disbelief at the surreality of the moment, followed by hysteria and screaming), I have begun reading again, and I have observed a noticeable difference in my reading now, compared to before I started my A Levels, when I would devour oh-so-many-books! I thought it would be interesting to discuss and compare in a post, and I would love to hear your thoughts on this too. I would also just like to disclaim that I am hoping that a majority of these changes are temporary, and are just a side effect of me getting used to reading again after such a long break!

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Discussions, Reflection, Studying

Why Taking A Level English Literature Has Been the Best Decision of My Life (so far)

Hello everyone! So as some of you may know, I recently finished my A Levels. My favourite subject is English Literature, and I’ve had such a journey with it. I first started off at GCSE absolutely hating it, and getting such low scores, but due to my amazing teacher and a lot of hard work, I managed to achieve a really high grade in it. I wasn’t sure about taking it for A Level, but I’m so glad I did, because being an A Level student of English for the past two years has been an absolute joy and I have loved every second of it. As my A Level course has been drawing to a close, I’ve been thinking about all the huge benefits I have gained from taking the subject at A Level (beyond simply the grade), and I thought I’d share them all with you… because these are honestly all applicable to studying English at any level. So I hope you enjoy 🙂

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