I thought it would be a wise move to take some summer classes to keep my academic momentum going. I first took microeconomics, which was difficult. I learned so much though; my professor was excellent. Academically, I did well in there.
Fast forward to Precalc. I thought this would be easy, especially since I took precalculus in high school. NOT. I feel like I am not moving forward at all, not making the connections I should, and I am having a hard time keeping up with the homework. The class is based online, where I enter homework in a java applet. Outside of anything else -- the aggravation, the fact that I never seem to have time for homework, it will pull down my gpa. Or, to put in mathematical/calculus/economical terms: the marginal pulls down the average. I feel like I am just repeating the same crap that has been algebra since I was a freshman in high school. This means not really understanding, sort of coasting through, and generally not moving forward. And when I do learn something and become fluent, I just forget it after I stop using it. Should I just drop this class? Quit while I am ahead, try again another day?
FWI, this is a summer class. That means a 15 week class is condensed to 8 weeks.