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Advice needed about English or History degree paired with Creative Writing

Discussion in 'History' started by FrankieTansley, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. FrankieTansley

    FrankieTansley New commenter

    Hi everybody!

    I am in my first year of my English Literature and Creative Writing degree and History was my elective. It turns out I seem to have achieved a higher mark in my History than my English. I love both subjects but in English, I know what I want to say but it doesn't seem to transfer well to paper. My dilemma is whether I should stay with English or change to History for my final two years of Uni. I feel I may come out with a better result in History than I would in English. I would also really like to know whether a History and Creative Writing degree is as well thought of as an English and Creative Writing degree for when I decide on a career (I'm thinking of primary school teaching).

    Many Thanks
  2. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    There is a lot of crossover between English and History so I wouldn't worry, especially if your aim is for primary teaching. I trained as a secondary History teacher but all my posts post-qualifying have been teaching English.
  3. armandine2

    armandine2 Established commenter

    You are reading for a degree - and writing for a grade - in the future various qualities in the English could improve and others in the History may not (choose a good antonym of improve). "History" is valid incorporated into the English literature essay, I think, more than English literature generally is included into a History one. At primary English is certainly very well thought of. The result is important and you are not wrong in keeping this as a factor. Though, you need to decide how strong of a one it really is. I have usually chosen subjects I was interested in, and my marks as indicators of nothing but the more or less work I need to do at that level.

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