What's university of St. andrew's like? I'm American and don't know if I want to choose an American university, or one abroad. I was in Dublin this year and LOVED Trinity college but I don't know how different uni is compared to American schools.
St Andrews is a wonderful university in terms of its academic prestige and the sheer beauty of the town itself. It’s not so wonderful if what you’re looking for is a banging nightlife or a lack of people who hate foxhunting and don’t wear red trousers.
I don’t know very much about American universities and their system, but as far as I know, UK ones require you to specialise faster. You apply for a specific degree (for example, English Literature), rather than for, say, a Liberal Arts program. And that tends to be almost exclusively what you then study.
The only exception is the Scottish university system (of which I am currently a part), where there are some differences. I’ve answered a similar question to this one before, outlining some of these, over here.
Other St Andrewsy stuff can be found in this post as well. Good luck, and I hope you come here - we have a lot of American students, so you guys must like it!
do you have any plans as far as career after University? do you plan to teach? or go on to graduate school?
Haha oh god I hate this question.
My plan is sort of non-existant at the moment. Immediately after university I’ll need to find a way of earning some money easily and quickly and…legally. This is in order to fund the masters programme at a fancy Ivy League school in the States THAT I WILL DEFINITELY BE ABLE TO GET ONTO.
After that…whoosht, who knows? I want to live in lots of different places and have a hundred and one different jobs. I don’t think I’ll ever teach, although if I was offered a lecturing position at a university then that’d be pretty sweet. I think I’d take well to a life of academia.
Sorry, I didn't mean to seem like I was on a high horse. To each their own, as far as genre is concerned. Example, I don't read romance, because I don't like it. But if I saw one that caught my attention, I wouldn't write it off because I don't typically read romance. I was just saying if you find it interesting, you might as well read it. The Hunger Games was a good series. And the movie was pretty good, too.
That’s completely alright, Anon, I’m just a very irritating and snippy person who tries to be funny and sarky too much to be likeable.
(And, according to one message I just got - also a “book snob” who needs to “stifle [my] ego for a while”. I’m afraid I won’t be posting this one, but I suppose that’s what I get for attacking a brand new fandom.)
You are, of course, completely right. And that’s why I’ll almost certainly end up reading The Hunger Games.
THERE, ARE WE ALL HAPPY NOW? I’LL DO IT, I’LL READ THEM.
Still not touching John Green, though. Much too popular.
I have to say, I think that the fact that you won't read YA is a little silly. I'm 23 and I read it. Also, some of the YA that has come out recently is extremely well written, with a lot of meaning and some of it is much better than some of the adult fiction that I have read recently. If it's something that you think you may find interesting, read it. It shouldn't matter what genre it is or whether there is a movie out about it. Oh, and reading YA doesn't mean you won't get laid. Trust me.
I knew I’d get these kind of replies. IT’S FUNNY, YOU GUYS. I’M A FUNNY PERSON.
People take stuff so seriously. Yeah yeah yeah, I know I’m being silly, but it’s allowed, okay? No need for high horses and morality on this blog, y’all.
Also everyone who has sent me a message about this has ended it with a reassurance that they are, in fact, getting laid. This is very funny to me.