Bad first year

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Colorado155
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Bad first year

Postby Colorado155 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:24 pm

Hi,
In my first year, I did badly in a few classes (Cs and D's). In one of my classes, I have an incomplete grade. Is it favourable to repeat the courses I did badly in or to just go on?

Thanks

PathIntegrals92
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Re: Bad first year

Postby PathIntegrals92 » Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:46 pm

Colorado155 wrote:Hi,
In my first year, I did badly in a few classes (Cs and D's). In one of my classes, I have an incomplete grade. Is it favourable to repeat the courses I did badly in or to just go on?

Thanks


Are these classes for your major? If so, I would repeat. Especially if you have plans for graduate school or professional school or something.

uhurulol
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Re: Bad first year

Postby uhurulol » Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:04 pm

PathIntegrals92 wrote:
Colorado155 wrote:Hi,
In my first year, I did badly in a few classes (Cs and D's). In one of my classes, I have an incomplete grade. Is it favourable to repeat the courses I did badly in or to just go on?

Thanks


Are these classes for your major? If so, I would repeat. Especially if you have plans for graduate school or professional school or something.


^ this, but if your grades show a strong upward trend the school will take that as a positive anyway.

Catria
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Re: Bad first year

Postby Catria » Wed Dec 10, 2014 8:09 pm

I chose not to address a D in real analysis 2, taken in my second undergraduate semester. All I would have had to say about why my real analysis 2 grade sucked would have sounded like I was making excuses (no discrete math, started with real analysis 1 in my first semester, right off the bat). However, it's my only grade below a B-.




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