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Tmoney94
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I'm a junior and I'm in Algebra 2 Honors but I'm horrible at math, and I don't see a grade higher than a B for me any time soon, at least not this quarter.

An A would be very easy for me if I dropped down to regular. However, I was in honors math last year, so colleges would see the drop from honors to regular. What should I do?

An A would be very easy for me if I dropped down to regular. However, I was in honors math last year, so colleges would see the drop from honors to regular. What should I do?

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## Replies to: What's better: a B in Honors or an A in regular?

806MemberIt's okay to have maybe one or two B's in honors. Not all B's thiough

112Junior MemberThanks

2,890Senior MemberI wouldn't take regular if the grade was just going to be a B... A C maybe... But not for a B.

A B is still a successful grade and getting it in an Honors course shows that you're challenging yourself. Getting an A in a regular course shows that you aren't challenging yourself.

Colleges can see your strengths and weaknesses. As long as you aren't applying for like a math major, I wouldn't worry about that B.

435Junior MemberThat being said, I would stay in honors, but really, do bust your butt to try to get an A. Yes, it takes more time and studying, but if you try hard, your chances of getting an A are greatly increased.

127Junior Member1. A Junior

2. Taking Algebra 2 with Trig Honors

You better damn well be getting an A in that class. I know kids who've gotten A's in AP Calculus BC and a 5 in 9th grade.

1,119Senior MemberWhat's your point?

24New MemberIf you think with a lot of hard work you can do well in Honors Algebra II, then stay with it. Don't just drop down to regular math because it will be easier. In my opinion, it would be acceptable to drop down if:

1. you did not plan on pursuing a major/career in anything math-related (i.e. art, creative writing), and

2. all of your other classes are hard classes

1,160Senior MemberHold your horses. While it's true that, for top 40 schools, you'll want an A in Algebra 2, it's not a do-or-die situation. In other words, getting a B in that won't class isn't going to mean rejection to the vast majority of top schools (leave Ivies, Stanford, and MIT out of the picture though). It's just one course, and if a student is humanities-minded and simply detests math, a B+ or even B or B- won't be the straw that breaks the camel's back. For Ivies, unfortunately, getting a B in any subject in your junior year may hurt your chances significantly.

Stop exaggerating. I have a friend who left my town and went to an

1,330Senior Member4,590Senior Member2,385Senior Member370MemberCongratulations, do you want a cookie? Not everyone is a math nerd, you dork.

127Junior Member1,160Senior MemberGeez. What schools do you guys go to? I mean, for a freshman to take Calc BC, they'd have to have taken Calc AB in

8th grade. That's insane. What junior high school would teach 8th-graders calculus? Even the best math-science school in my entire state begins with Algebra II in 9th grade. And even that is impressive.127Junior Member