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Unhappy take a semester off? - May 25th 2009, 04:55 AM

so, i just finished up my first year of college. didn't go well. worst grades i've ever had in my entire life (I'm actually on academic probation) and its not because its too hard... i just don't care. I think it's because i'm going to college because thats what is expected of me. I don't know what i want to major in, much less what i want to do for the rest of my life! i think that once i figure that out I will be able to make myself work harder... I'm thinking about taking a semester or two off...
so, a) in general what do you guys think about that? and b) how the hell do I tell my parents??? (and yeah... they don't know about my grades yet... and i'd rather not have to tell them)



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Re: take a semester off? - May 25th 2009, 08:53 AM

I think it's clever. It's an absolute waste of money and time and your potential to be studying a subject/s your not interested in, not sure if you're going to use the degree (or equivlent to degree? is college same as university or is it like TAFE?), and not enjoying.

I love my degree, and it's getting me somewhere, i like to study and do the assignments for. Now if i didnt go just because I didn't feel like it, i'd consider it lazy. BUT to not go because it's gettting you anywhere is just smart. Maybe you'd be better off travelling for a year, or working full time doing some work experence occasionally at different places to see what kind of work you'd like to do eventually. You could always go see a career counciller?
   
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Re: take a semester off? - May 25th 2009, 09:08 PM

thanks Delilah! college is technically the individual schools inside a univercity (ie- smith's college of architecture) but i mean university, lol. I've just always called it college for some reason
and i told my parents, they're totally supportive about it!!



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