Over this past week I came to the decision to drop my first class with a Q. Before I get into it I just want to say the last day to drop with a Q is October 27. I came to the decision only because I am failing this particular class. As of now I feel bad only because I felt like I could have passed this class but I was let down by the professor. I also have other classes to worry about and I also have work so trying to sit down and read was really hard to do with everything else.
When it came time to take the test, which happens every other week, I had no time to study for it since I was already busy with other classes and projects to finish as well. When I finally had time to read for the midterm, I failed the midterm because the questions that I thought would be on the test were not on it, we also went over what would be on the test and the professor wouldn’t have questions that we would go over the day of the exam.
I was told before signing up for the class that it was fairly easy class, this was not the reason for taking the class in the first place. I wanted to take the class due to the fact of hearing how fun it was and the professor being really nice and funny and man, it was a letdown. Another thing about the class is that about almost everyone is failing or just getting by with a D. Now being told from the professor themselves is that the class is probably going to be the easiest class you can possibly take and pass with an A.
Over the years of taking classes I have come to the fact of knowing; “Is this class going to be fun or is it going to be a class I need to put the much time in.” Now honestly I don’t freak out much on classes but to get a study guide the day before the test was unfair. We were told that the test would be a week away and yet a study guide wouldn’t be handed till the day before the test. Normally in the past professors would give a study guide a week in advance to help you so I didn’t understand why it was a day before, for this professor.
Honestly after dropping this class I feel much better and I’m hoping to keep up my grades. For students that think they need to drop, if you really feel like you won’t be able to pass I say drop but only if you really have to.