Posts Tagged ‘Pride and Prejudice’

One of the biggest complaints among university students is the rate at which we go through texts in a semester – it’s too fast if you ask me. I would love to learn about Greek tragedy, Austen’s novels and the Regency period, about the modernisation of male and female clothing and the in and outs of a radio studio. When I say learn, I mean enjoy and absorb the content and practical knowledge which is being offered.

But the reality is, I could focus every ounce of my energy towards uni (never mind having a social life, earning any money or networking online) and it would still be too fast paced.

We consume texts, readings, information, knowledge…like popping a different pill each week.

I understand that lecturers are enthusiastic and want us to learn as much as possible, but perhaps if they allowed us to enjoy our novels, plays and readings, it would mean less bluffing in tutorials and more engagement with our material.

Then again, my bluffing skills are becoming quite honed. Will that be handy for the workforce?

What do you wish you had more time to explore and enjoy? 



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– Jane Austen

Volume III, Chapter I

“Elizabeth, after slightly surveying it, went to a window to enjoy its prospect. The hill, crowned with wood, from which they had descended…was a beautiful object. Every disposition of the ground was good; and she looked on the whole scene, the river, the trees scattered on its banks, and the winding of the valley, as far as she could trace it, with delight. As they passed into other rooms, these objects were taking different positions; but from every window there were beauties to be seen.”

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