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in yr 3rd year. anyone done this? what was yr experience like?
don't do it. You've got three months left. Just do it.
did this, but in the fifth year of a medicine degree. WoW has claimed so many...
unless its completely irreparable, or you're really suffering, then there's always time to make up ground
literally done nothing all year.
find out everything. in mine, your two lowest modules don't count towards the final degree (if its a modular thing), so if you've fucked up two this year, then maybe you can write them off?
if you do actually do it, make sure you defer your exams or something. a very good friend of mine on my course just dropped out last week and she's really regretting it. probably not what you want to hear...
haven't really had to hand anything in as such, not for proper marking anyway. its all pretty much 'self motivated' and yr supposed to write yr own brief etc. this makes p something lik 70% of the year and the dissertation being 20% (i think)
i guess i should have spoken to tutors earlier but i really can't focus and have absolutely no inspiration/interest in comitting to such a large project. weak.
Or they might be able to offer you more support to help you through now, it's hard to say without knowing what's making you consider it.
If you're in England and have had to pay tuition fees I would advise against dropping out purely because of having to pay those debts off without anything to show for it, this is partly what has kept me plodding on [maybe that's the "silver lining" to the tuition fees... keeping people going]
even if you've done nothing all year try and get as much stuff done now and perhaps they'll let you come back in September to finish off
what course are you on? Why do you hate it so much?
I hated 3rd year and only scraped through by the skin of my teeth. It's maybe not what you want to hear but a small amount of effort now is better than what would happen if you dropped out.
Potentially you have 40/50 years of work ahead of you.
Gut it out. Get a step up the ladder.
'sound design' ladder.
Folks who give up, without an excuse?
skipped the first year, managed to pass the second and its only now i've decided that the course really isn't what i expected, as many coursemates have found. its nowhere near as intensive as i'd have hoped and i've pretty much learned nothing new. i'm finding it extremely difficult to focus and i don't see that i can pass the year at all!
if only i could have spend ten grand on equipment instead...
A fella with a Wet Paper Asehole.
a wet paper arsehole.
Meaning :You've been given a Chance and fucked it up, and then explained why.
Always room for a second chance.
Should anyone? deserve a second chance when there may be someone better in the wings.
-I did say Gutt it out.
Oh, and pay Tax.
Second, third and fourth chances keep the world spinning round
and who's to say there's someone better waiting in the wings?
I then dropped out at Easter, but arranged to repeat the year. I then totally lost interest again before Christmas in my repeated second year, but due to my uni's relaxed attitude to attendance, the fact I was still getting high 50s / low 60s for my essays, and the fact I didn't want to tell my parents I had wasted their money for two and a half years, I decided to carry on and just go whenever I felt like it. But this of course translated to never going at all apart from one course that was actually interesting and at 4:00pm on the same day football training started at 6:00pm.
After Christmas in my repeated 2nd year, and my final year, I seriously went to about what the average person would go to in a normal three weeks of classes. But I got decent marks in my essays (with the minimum amount of effort and research), and would have left with a solid 2:2, had I not completely misjudged how hard one of my two final essays would be to complete having not gone to the class, and not being able to do it. Getting a 0 on this, I could only get a non-honours pass, but I still passed, having basically not gone to anything in my final two years.
I'm not saying this is a good idea, it's actually pretty stupid and I look back on it and think "why didn't I just go?", but I am saying that you don't necessarily have to drop out. The university will want you to pass if at all possible - drop out and fail rates reflect badly on them.
I finished, and glad I did. Scraped a pretty decent degree also. Have you considered maybe, if not retaking the year, retaking a semester? You've got this far, don't quit now as you'll regret it later. I do still, however, have dreams in which I've got my dissertation to write from scratch. Horrible feeling. But yeah, finish!
You've just spent thousands getting this far - I had two friends drop out in there 3rd years and they massively regret it - Both just wished they had sat it out and finished it, even if one was only due to get a third. (One is now in Poland teaching English, whilst the other is about to be a deep sea diving technician.... but they still regret not finishing the course)
I was a good student of economics but the thought of being an economist or such like filled me with general thoughts of doom. To the point dropping out was my only option.
What are your grades like? Are you planning to stay on at Uni in a new course? I was allowed to rejoin as a second year politics student, I love higher education now.
yeah grades weren't so bad, the stuff i handed in was around 75-91 and a few others were capped at 40. i don't think i want to drop out completely, maybe just defer, or retake the year when i have more focus...