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Should I drop Russian? - November 24th 2010, 08:09 PM

Okay, so i'm one of 'those' people that everyone hates; Doesn't study for exams, yet comes out with 95%, Good at art, music, I ace science exams and i dont even partially like science, Im even taking express maths, which means i take my GSCE a year early and then do A level maths in year 11.
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I (stupidly) decided to take 2 languages- french and spanish- and then got offered a russian course afterschool on weds and fri's because i got 95%+ in both exams last year. And of course, I took it.

I (also stupidly) decided to take two 60% coursework subjects- art textiles and textiles tech, meaning im up til 12 every night working on that.

I have to learn 2 years of maths in one year with a teacher who claims she isnt there to answer our individual questions- I have my first module exam in Jan.

Plus I have a life, and so have to cram time in for that.

My russian teacher teaches us from a book, i have to learn 4 years of it in two, and i can't handle all my work. I need a second opinion before i drop it, because otherwise ill feel guilty.


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Re: Should I drop Russian? - November 24th 2010, 08:17 PM

I suggest do what YOU Feel is best, think about if you NEED Russian for what you want to do when you're older. Also, do you guys have councellors at your school? They are your best resource. If you feel like Russian will effect your grades for what you want to do when you're older, then definitely consider dropping it so you can focus on your other classes.



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Re: Should I drop Russian? - November 24th 2010, 08:23 PM

I don't need any of the subjects im doing for what i want to be when im older apart from really art and textiles. If i could, id gladly drop everything else- especially history.


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Re: Should I drop Russian? - November 27th 2010, 12:29 PM

Well, realistically, it does seem like you are overworked. It'a not practical to be cramming so much into everything, and the vibe I'm getting from you is that you do want to drop that subject. Especially since you're doing 2 other languages as well, and if you're mostly book learning and moderately passionate about it you could just take it up as a hobby on the holidays.


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Re: Should I drop Russian? - November 27th 2010, 01:26 PM

I would drop at least one course as it sounds you are in over your head, and actually your health could suffer, as well.
   
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Re: Should I drop Russian? - November 27th 2010, 02:07 PM

Being intelligent is a good thing but you really need to learn your limits. I am experiencing this difficulty as well. I tend to be overly ambitious and thus, take on much more than I can handle. Keep in mind that you also need time for yourself. Yes, you need time to study, time for a social life, and other things, but people keep telling me that I also need to factor in "time for myself" into my busy schedule, so here I am passing this advice on to you.


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