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  1. dag

    I can relate to your math woes. Let’s look at the evidence. Of all my classes in high school, I hated math the most (with the exception of dreaded anatomy). I did okay, half A’s and half B’s, but I always disliked the whole subject. The lowest sections of my ACT and SAT were the math sections, the SAT being particularly brutal. The highest sections were verbal and reading comprehension.

    What did I decide to initially major in? Of course, math-heavy engineering. My test scores in intro calculus were as follows: A, B-, C-, D-, and I got a 29% on the final. Did not help the GPA with that one. Luckily my distaste for chemistry and calculus and love of political science got me out the first semester. I just didn’t have the desire or interest in the field. Ability was questionable too.

    In retrospect, I have no idea what I was thinking. Math and me were never meant to be lifelong partners.

  2. admin

    “In retrospect, I have no idea what I was thinking. Math and me were never meant to be lifelong partners.”

    Ditto.

    Only you at least had the good sense to part ways with the major that was not to your liking/abilities. I got the foolish idea in my head that I should soldier on in a major I was neither crazy about nor particularly skilled at precisely BECAUSE it was difficult. Well-meaning academic intentions aside, it was a silly at wasteful expenditure of 4 years of my life . . .

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