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Did I make the right decision to drop summer school?

A photo of d0nut d0nut
I took ENG4U in summer school so that I get it overwith, and have a spare for my grade 12 year.

However, the teacher said that she never gave anyone a higher mark than 83% through her years of teaching. And for me, I want ATLEAST a 90% to get into life sciences in University!!

I decided to drop the course. Not only was the workload CRAZY, the tests and assignments were based on little details about the books I had to read that us students clearly didn't have time to study for!!

So.... I need a 90% in english. I figured I don't need the spare, and would replace it with english. HOWEVER, my schedule for semester 2 will include: English, Calculus, Chem and Bio!!!!!

That will be HARD and I don't know if I made the right decision.

There's always night school..... but I don't know anymore :(
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A photo of ktel ktel
You Ontario kids are soft. Back in my day....Just kidding. But seriously, when I was in grade 12 I took full year English, history, calculus, bio, chem and physics. I was in IB, so not a lot of room for anything other than core courses.
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Huh, that's kinda funny. My summer school teacher said the same thing. I called her bluff.

I ended with an 80% working my ass off and writing essays every day.......

You did the right thing :p
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I will be doing English in August as I'm doing AF right now. I would say continue until the midterm(no academic penalty) and then drop it if you are not happy.

Even if you get 83% , it doesn't mean you cannot get 90% . I knew someone who had 84 and yet got a 91.6% overall average. Take 2 easy optional papers !!!!

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I think you did the right thing. Learn English properly at day school :)
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A photo of superstar2011 superstar2011
You did the right thing. Why waste your time when you have a really slim chance at a 90%? You don't want to make yourself write useless papers that will be graded without mercy. I would have done the exact same thing.
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A photo of d0nut d0nut
Thank you to everyone for replying. You guys really made me feel good about my decision of dropping the program because I had a little feeling of regret inside, but now it's all gone. I wish I can give you all a golden star hehe! :thumright
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@d0nut wrote
Thank you to everyone for replying. You guys really made me feel good about my decision of dropping the program because I had a little feeling of regret inside, but now it's all gone. I wish I can give you all a golden star hehe! :thumright


I also had a little feeling of regret when I dropped a course in semester school. We all have that. Don't be afraid to do something like that in university, if you ever need to.
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