It is quite an accepted fact that students generally warm up to those subjects that have certain classified data to be provided to them. Especially in today’s world of keeping things short and simple, the whole idea of studying literary texts, comparing them with other texts of other writers and such other anecdotes do not quite matter.
However, the beauty of literature rests in the fact that it is subjective. Rather than following a set pattern of ideas already placed, it provides a huge scope for a person to have their personal views being placed before the students.
The unique aspect of this subject:
As a student and lover of this subject, I, would like to take this opportunity to defend the subject of my choice. It is not for no reason that the beauty of this subject is so widely spread. It has its own core set of values and fundamentals, which are very strong.
Problems associated with this subject:
Every subject has its own set of problems and challenges which needs to be taken care of.
The teachers and guides tend to force their ideas on students blocking them from thinking further. This keeps a check on their brain and hence they tend to follow a charted course.
How to make it more interesting:
- Reading the text:
The subject literature is one where every question and its related answer are located within the story. So one should start reading the texts as normal story books, concentrating on the progression of the story rather than the inner issues. Only after the reading has been done can those issues be handled.
- Visual backup:
It is very important that any text has a visual or practical aspect associated with it. Courtesy to the digital media, almost every text has been turned into a motion picture or television series. So a student by this way can get an idea regarding the progress of the story. Once this visual aspect is locked in the mind, the whole topic becomes crystal clear.
- Group discussions:
Since literature is a subjective topic, hence it is best to sit down in a group and discuss a specific point or a text. In this manner, ideas will be exchanged, views will surface and any student rather than following a monotonous strain will be able to look upon the subject with a different hope.
- Consulting other texts:
This can be a really interesting process. When the text is read, the student can actually out of curiosity try to find out what other people have to say about it. In this way, he or she will learn to see the subject from a different light and will automatically make it more interesting. Thus, in this case, one does not even need to make an extra effort.
The true meaning of education is to make oneself a complete person and literature does that. Hence, rather than considering it as a burden, students should try to follow it up as an interesting storyline, relate the characters with real life persona and make short handy notes. In this manner, one can garner more interest to study this subject.