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At A Wits end

  1. Sep 7, 2011 #1
    So I am a 19 year old college dropout with aspirations to become an engineer. I came here to get some advice, is dropping out of college a detrimental decision?
    The reason is I was in a major that I did not really like as well in the beginning I was sacrificing my sleep only for it to catch up to me.

    Prior to finals in first semester ( I was taking calculus, physics and chem 1 ) I was getting mostly A's and B's.
    However after the finals I completely bombed them. So I know that I have bad study habits ... would it be a good choice if I went to community college and then went on to a university
    Thanks for the help, greatly appreciated
     
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  3. Sep 7, 2011 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    The question is with which major did you bomb? Engineering? if so, Why bombing out of engineering is related to you wanting to be an engineer?

    There are two main problems: you think you like engineering but you actually don't; or you like engineering but you picked a different major and it didn't go well. The first problem is actually difficult to answer. It requires an introspection of yourself. The second problem will suggest that you just need to change majors, and be on your way.
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 #3
    I'm a computer science major and bombed the computer courses. Needless to say, I was always interested in engineering ( I just took a few courses which engineers are required to take). I believe I have horrible study habits in all honesty. I'm just terribly confused to be frank with you.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 #4

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    I understand. How did you do on the engineering courses?. You see when an individual is interested in "something", he/she will put a lot of his/hers time into learning it.
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 #5
    I got a B- and 3 c's, wasn't really use to the learning environment of high school vs university
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 #6

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    I'll refrain to prescribe a solution as it looks to me you should meet with an Academic advisor and talk this through. Also, perform some introspection, and figure out what you actually like. Good luck.
     
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