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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I just get too fatigued from studying, reading, and doing coursework from my current school curriculum. So I don't think that I could handle working at a full-time job, while studying for any examinations. With my current three senior-division math courses (which include linear algebra, vector analysis, and probability), sometimes I'm barely following along. It's hard for me to concentrate on what my professors are saying sometimes, not necessarily because I don't understand them, but mostly because I just don't have the energy to focus and feel engaged in learning mathematics anymore. It's just tiring nowadays. I don't fare very well after my lectures, either.

Usually, when I open my books to do ungraded practice problems, one of three things will happen. I will either: (1) stare for several minutes at the problems that I am confused by, panicking about how I am unable to solve them, which will interfere with my concentration and ability to do them, (2) zone in on a problem I think I can do, then spend many stressful minutes trying to figure it out in my head even after closing the book, or (3) think I know how to do a problem, but not bother to write down a solution because I'm too tired to grab a pencil and some paper to write it down. Just thinking about practicing ungraded math assignments tires me out really fast.

But it's not like I'm failing any of these classes I'm taking, since I've yet to receive any of my graded assignments back. In any case, I've been in school for about six years, and I think it's starting to take its toll on me. I don't want to stop, since I have two more semesters until graduation, including the current fall semester. But at the same time, I can't help but feel miserable all the time while studying, which is why I am confident that I won't be able to study to become an actuary. I had hoped that having a summer vacation free of school would have cleared my mind and enabled me to function better during the fall semester, but it's worse now than last spring.

Usually, when I open my books to do ungraded practice problems, one of three things will happen. I will either: (1) stare for several minutes at the problems that I am confused by, panicking about how I am unable to solve them, which will interfere with my concentration and ability to do them, (2) zone in on a problem I think I can do, then spend many stressful minutes trying to figure it out in my head even after closing the book, or (3) think I know how to do a problem, but not bother to write down a solution because I'm too tired to grab a pencil and some paper to write it down. Just thinking about practicing ungraded math assignments tires me out really fast.

But it's not like I'm failing any of these classes I'm taking, since I've yet to receive any of my graded assignments back. In any case, I've been in school for about six years, and I think it's starting to take its toll on me. I don't want to stop, since I have two more semesters until graduation, including the current fall semester. But at the same time, I can't help but feel miserable all the time while studying, which is why I am confident that I won't be able to study to become an actuary. I had hoped that having a summer vacation free of school would have cleared my mind and enabled me to function better during the fall semester, but it's worse now than last spring.