Sometimes dropping a class is the best option. There is no need contemplating especially when your sanity and GPA is at stake. Here I am discussing six reasons you should drop a class from day one. These are the signals you should not dismiss ever unless you’re fine graduating with a below-average GPA. Some classes are hard enough you don’t need additional stress.
6 Very Good Reasons To Drop A Class Like A Hot Potato To Maintain Your GPA And Sanity
Classroom Communication Barriers Are One Of The Factors Affecting Student Learning
Classroom communication barrier is one of the common factors affecting student learning. If you can’t understand what the Professor is saying, chances are it will be very difficult for you to understand the concepts he or she will be discussing in class as the semester progress, so drop the class. You might say I will read when I get home and make it make sense.
From experience, some classes require regular class attendance and most importantly proactive participation just to make the minimum passing grade, for example, Econometrics. So if you can’t understand him or her from the first day and this is not your last semester then you should consider dropping. Your grades will thank you.
You Normally Wakeup At 10 am
Your class is at 7 am and you normally wake up at 10 am due to your late-night activities then drop the 7 am class. Don’t kid yourself, because chances are unless you drastically change your sleeping pattern, you will be missing more classes than you have fingers to count. Do yourself a favor, be honest and drop the class.
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Your Ex Is Taking The Same Class
Some may consider this act childish! Some will even ask, “You’re going to drop a class just for that reason alone”? Blah Blah Blah! Let me explain. If you are not over the situation chances are this is going to affect your concentration in class. Some classes are hard enough from the beginning to the end of the semester, so you really don’t need added distraction especially if it’s going to affect you emotionally. Be smart about it and maintain your GPA.
Professor Putting Students Through Hell Even For Less Difficult Classes
Some Professors believe in putting students through hell to make the grade. I have personally experienced this, especially in the less difficult classes. In those type of classes, understanding the material alone is not going to help you make a good grade. You will have to be very proactive by paying close attention to every single mini task that needs to be submitted. Those classes usually have countless activities that must be completed during class time so missing a class session or two can be very detrimental to your grade. So I highly recommend you to go through that “magazine like syllabus” and be honest with yourself. Do you have the time to complete all these mini-tasks during the semester? If you don’t forget it!
Instead, just pick your bag up and find yourself another class that will provide the right balance. In other words, don’t bite off more than you can chew.
That Professor From Hell
So you register for a class and the Professor was “to be announced” but you signed up anyway and hoped for the best, but on the first day of class that Professor from hell walks in. Well, it’s in your best interest to drop that class immediately. I have yet to experience a Professor whose teaching style dramatically changed according to the class they are teaching – their mannerism and teaching styles are very consistent, so save your GPA and most importantly protect your sanity.
Textbooks Are Too Expensive
It’s an elective and the textbook or textbooks are too expensive and to make matters worse the professor said having the textbooks is a requirement to pass that class. Save those dollar bills. No need to go broke for a class that is not even a requirement of your degree plan. Find another class that suits your budget. If you are so passionate about the area research what’s available online. In general, after taking a couple of classes you will soon realize that most of the content can be found online for cheaper or no cost. Check YouTube you will be surprised. I have found videos on there that explain concepts 100 times better than the Professor no shade – it is what it is. Just a heads up, so try your best to be resourceful.
Reasons To Drop A Class Like A Hot Potato Summary
- Can’t understand the Professor.
- The class starts at 7 am but you normally wake up at 10 am.
- Your ex is taking the same class and you’re not over him or her yet.
- You’re taking more than 15 hours and one of your Professors gives you a syllabus as thick as a Marie Claire magazine.
- A “To Be Announced” Professor ends up being that Professor from hell you promised yourself to avoid at all cost!
- It’s an elective but the cost of the textbooks is outrageous!
Have you ever dropped a class? How was your experience! What made you toss the towel? There are classes I wished I dropped! Let’s talk!