struggling academically.. do I drop out?

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A levels aren’t going so well now, I know its late in the year. Do I drop out after this year? everyone seems to be improving while I am getting worse
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Is there anything obvious you can change or improve on.Year12 or year !3?
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Is there anything obvious you can change or improve on.Year12 or year !3?
Sociology is getting very hard. just not grasping concepts and if thats the case I think higher education is not for me. I am doing English lit and Maths too
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I’d strongly recommend sticking it out till the end if it’s late in the year. At least you have some chances at getting a grade on your A level rather than dropping out and getting no grade at all.
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Don’t drop out as you’ll regret it. You may seem to be getting worse but you actually aren’t. Don’t compare yourself to others as it won’t help anyone. Try talking to teachers if you can although with Covid everything is harder for everyone. Feel free to message me privately if you ever just want to chat
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Have you asked your teachers for help?
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Have you asked your teachers for help?
asking for help would require telling me the answer so no
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Telling you the answer would not be helping you. Explaining how you get to the answer yourself would be helping you - through alternative reading, online material, extra lessons, whatever might make a difference.
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That's not my area, but usually it's just a question if finding explanations that match your way of thinking. I recommend that you search for different ones on the internet, and read as many as possible. You also need to take time to really think about questions.

I used to hate buying academic books - the vast majority were padded with unnecessary waffle (mathematical subjects) and they always seemed to take odd approaches. The internet now makes it much easier to find different explanations - you should be able to find one that clicks for you. Good luck.
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If you start struggling this late in the year (now) in one subject and then fall ill would you drop out?
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I do sociology what kind of things do you struggle with?
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I do sociology what kind of things do you struggle with?
grasping some concepts. Written work I tend to hit and miss
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I use revise sociology it’s a website and I find it’s pretty good at explaining concepts. Written work as in essays I think that’s about structure of how you write like point, evidence/example , explain, link back to question if you follow that.
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I use revise sociology it’s a website and I find it’s pretty good at explaining concepts. Written work as in essays I think that’s about structure of how you write like point, evidence/example , explain, link back to question if you follow that.
its not essays thats a concern its generally in class the homework set or just generally picking out notes from the textbook. I think AS levels are getting too hard now.
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ohh okayy it’s a lot of content tbh I try to read it and condense it. Do you do four a levels at AS because you can drop it at the end of AS if you do?
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ohh okayy it’s a lot of content tbh I try to read it and condense it. Do you do four a levels at AS because you can drop it at the end of AS if you do?
no I do 3
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Wait what if you don’t sit them due to rona
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Anonymous #3
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ahh okayy I don’t think you should drop out if you try hard I’m sure you’ll get it eventually. I struggle with business a lot and I’m just tryna get it over and done with good luck tho
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Wait what if you don’t sit them due to rona
thats good for me then lol
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I would say Don’t drop out due to that fact but don’t know for sure!
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