Dropped classes + took a semester off (look inside).

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Oskosh
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Dropped classes + took a semester off (look inside).

Postby Oskosh » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:41 pm

Hello,

I was wondering how I should address the fact that I have dropped classes + and P/F some, as well as taking a semester off.

The reason that I have dropped classes is because they did not fulfill expectations (I was taking a class on Karl Marx that ended up being dedicated significantly to Hegel and Zizek) and because I was simply doing too much (dropped German because it was an intensive German course, and I already had my foreign language credit through Spanish and Russian).

I took a semester off to help my parents out at home (dad was in construction industry). Took basic classes at the community college, and worked full time as a gas analyst. I was not on academic probation nor was I in danger of receiving an academic consequence... Merely circumstances.

So, should I take time to explain this, or what guys?

Thanks!

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Re: Dropped classes + took a semester off (look inside).

Postby starry eyed » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:19 pm

no, it's not that big a deal, explaining it would only draw attention to it.

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Re: Dropped classes + took a semester off (look inside).

Postby Oskosh » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:50 pm

alaird21 wrote:no, it's not that big a deal, explaining it would only draw attention to it.

Sweet! Thanks! I didn't want to have to write a statement.

Do I mention it in my application, though? I mean, check the yes/no box?

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Re: Dropped classes + took a semester off (look inside).

Postby starry eyed » Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:17 am

I wouldn't mention it. what does the question ask for the yes/no box?
let your resume explain the semester off (that you were a gas analyst during the break)




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