I'm in AP Economics right now, and it's by far the hardest class I've ever taken. I've gotten As in other AP classes, but in this class I've barely managed a C. I think it's just the teacher who makes it super hard because when I read the textbook, I actually understand it but in class, I'm just lost. And I think it's just me, because everyone else seems to understand the material perfectly. Even when I go in for extra help and have my teacher explain things to me, it just doesn't get through my head.
So my question is: should I drop the class?
My school just finished its 1st quarter (quarter=marking period). So, I could either...
1) Stick this through for 1 more quarter and probably make a D in the class for the semester (if I'm lucky, a C). I wouldn't understand any of the material even if I still took the class. Then I could drop the class 2nd semester before the deadline after which a "W" shows up on your transcript.
2) I could withdraw right now and have my report card note the withdrawal grade as a C. But this will greatly reduce the stress I endure from schoolwork and give me back my sanity.
I really, really want to drop this class but the only thing stopping me is my worry about how colleges will perceive it. How bad will it look, really? I mean, I've done well in all my other classes, give or take a couple of Bs in math classes..
I don't need this class to graduate, I'm taking it solely as an elective. So, I was just wondering what colleges would think and what you'd advise me to do.