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There is a specific question in a secondary I am working on that asks me to explain a C+ or lower in any prereq or science courses. I have two C+s and two Cs in my five years of undergrad, all are science courses but none are prereqs. Truthfully, they were just hard courses and I didn't feel incredibly engaged in the class. I had no intention of mentioning these Cs anywhere else and have kept my application overall very positive but I'm trying to think of a way to explain them since my secondary specifically asks me to do so. I feel like if I say that I didn't feel engaged in the class or didn't enjoy the material then that will just hurt my case and sound like an excuse. I was thinking, instead to try and say that although I feel that I understood and learned the material presented to me in each class, they were challenging in their own rights and I just didn't score well on those exams. I'm trying to give a "yeah I messed up but I'm not a complete idiot and I care about my education" vibe. Suggestions?
 

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I hate these prompts. I don't know what more to say beyond "I tried to do well in these courses, but I didn't..." ?
 
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That is a really weird prompt. I never had to do something like that for one of my secondaries, but if I did I would probably spin it into how I learned something from it (better time management, study strategy adaptability, etc).
 
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. I have two C+s and two Cs in my five years ofundergrad, all are science courses but none are prereqs. Truthfully, they were just hardcourses and I didn't feel incredibly engaged in the class.

say the above as it is as simple and truthful as can be. anything else will likely sound worse
 
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. I have two C+s and two Cs in my five years ofundergrad, all are science courses but none are prereqs. Truthfully, they were just hardcourses and I didn't feel incredibly engaged in the class.

say the above as it is as simple and truthful as can be. anything else will likely sound worse
I guess I was just worried that saying I didn't feel engaged in the class would sound like an excuse and might come off the wrong way. I'm worried about being too honest. But you're absolutely right. I should not elaborate and make it worse