Is it a teacher with unreadable handwriting who uses a monotonous tone through lectures and refuses to curve a test with a 43% average score? A tedious professor, fierce exams, or the awful readings?

It’s all too familiar. With these tough courses, sometimes dropping a class is your most attractive choice. But where should you draw the line between a class you want to drop and a class worth charging through with a forced smile? Though everyone’s situation is different, CareerDot’s special advice will help you decide which classes are better suited for you to reach your career goals.   With its very special “Educational Planner Tool” you can explore your career possibilities as you choose your subjects in school. Each subject adds to your capabilities and brings you a step closer to your desired career option. “My School Classes” helps you outline your classes and connect them to the skills required for various career options.

There is no exact science that makes a class strenuous. It’s all personal, to a point – what’s appealing for one student might be unbearable for another. The factors of personality play a huge role, whether in assuming a course should be avoided or whole-heartedly embraced. With that said, some courses are undeniably tougher than others. But what we do know is that battling through a semester with a truly tough class is a right of passage in school. The academics are purportedly why we’re all here, after all, and we can’t carry out that degree without putting in intense hard work. We can all relate to those classes that make us feel like maybe dropping out wouldn’t be the worst idea ever, but in reality, completing a tough course builds character.

Though each individual’s scenario is different, the level of difficulty varies from student to student.Yet this variation doesn’t mean that the course is challenging by its very nature. Sometimes students also realize that the class doesn’t fit their educational goals and sometimes students feel class is too early in the morning; have only 10 to 15 minutes between classes; not giving enough time to clean up and relax before next class. Whatever the excuse may be, as long as the class fills a requirement for the right degree and the learning process is attained, students should understand to never give up and work hard for a challenge.



Conklin, K. A. 1997. Course Attrition: A 5-year perspective on why students drop classes. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 21 (8): 753-759.

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