Throwback: Essay Writing Workshop

With almost 50 participants, the workshop was a success! LLACE was excited to see so many familiar and new faces on Zoom, and we all hope that Dr. Carr’s tips will help you write that perfect essay. Now you know how to start your essay, how to build your arguments, how to wrap it all up in a conclusion – and most importantly, time-management is key to a good essay. Special

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September Bookclub Throwback!

As you can tell from our smiling faces, LLACE’s bookclub was a success! We had a lot of fun with everyone who attended, and we thoroughly enjoyed discussing ‘Persepolis’ with you 📚Watching a video to get to know Marjane Satrapi, summarizing the two volumes, hearing your thoughts on the story, discussing characters, various themes and symbols, the political background, quotes, and the illustrations – all of that was a blast!Big thanks

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What it’s like to be chair of LLACE!

By last years chair, Jeremy Larsen: “I became Chair of LLACE in my first year in the English Language and Culture programme, which turned out to be a largely beneficial experience for me. It allowed me to become familiar with fellow students, professors, the organisation of on-campus events and the workings of Etcetera early on. Through leading the committee in the planning and executing of literature and language related events,

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ACE’s Pub Crawl

ACE’s Pub Crawl

It was time to feel the stones of Leidseplein under our hands again for the annual pub crawl our activities committee organises every year. The heat of De Gieter, the first bar of the evening, instantly put us in a good mood. Our winter coats were dropped in a corner and beer streamed down our throats; the night had begun! After some good conversations we moved on to the surprise

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ACE’s Secret Santa

ACE’s Secret Santa

Have you ever had to make an (embarrassing) vlog in the hallway of PCH right next to a full class of people? No? Well one of us has! Playing a Secret Santa dice game, on which one side of the dice read ‘truth’ and another read ‘dare’ MIGHT have led to this. I dare you to come to the ACE’s next Secret Santa and have as jolly a time as

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Books That Will Save Your Life

Books That Will Save Your Life

Before the 17th of May it was thought more than unlikely to peacefully get civil rights ambassador Malcom X, a giant, men-eating whale and a creative, but struggling 17 year old girl, into one room. Yet, Etcetera once again accomplished the close to impossible. LLACE’s Books that will save your life took place in the UvA’s library and brought forth three intriguing speakers, together with their stories on how certain

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Write Fight

Write Fight

On the 2nd of May several members of Etcetera gathered at café Schuim for an event organized by both the LLACE and the ACE, and what does one get when combining thought-through literature and plain, eventful fun? The enjoyable, mildly shocking combination of rapidly written spawns known as fan fiction. Write Fight started off with a small pub quiz: Teams were made, and afterwards given names – about which I

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Beerhunt

Beerhunt

The Sarphatipark is located beautifully in the south of Amsterdam, and therefore was chosen to host ACE’s Beerhunt on the 5th of April. After the ACE had skilfully hidden all the beer bottles and explained the rules to the people pouring in to join the hunt could commence. People started going around the entirety of the park, leaving no nook and cranny untouched. Nobody was afraid of getting their hands

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Jeopardy Night

Jeopardy Night

Where the wind makes trees whisper, the LLACE filled the Terpentijn with a blast of sound and joy, called jeopardy. On the 13th of March some of Etcetera’s members gathered at the pub to test their knowledge in a more non-judging and casual setting. The participants were divided into three teams, which had to compete for gold and – only for the smartest – silver coins. Even though these were

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