- May 24, 2015
- Medical Student
I just finished an accelerated 5 week summer semester of Organic Chemistry 2. I was continuing to research and work a part-time job while taking the class, even though the professor told us that having any job during the semester was highly not recommended. Of course I didn't listen. I couldn't quit my job at the time and did find the course very challenging for the short semester. Simply because I couldn't master synthesis and mechanisms in such a sort span. We had a test every week. Long story short I ended up with a C in the class. I'm wondering if it's worth it to take it again? Of course it "killed" my sGPA, going down by 0.12. I feel confident that if I take the course again, in the regular semester, I would be able to earn an A, or definitely at least a B. I would have to take the class in the Spring semester of 2016 as my schedule is already full for this fall semester. The two available sections conflict with my other classes. But I'm not sure it would be a good idea to retake O Chem 2 when I'm supposed to be studying for the MCAT. Let me know what you think and/or would do in a situation like this. Thanks!