Hi, I am currently a freshman attending UCSD. At the moment I am an Engineering major and am taking the Physics class that I need, Physics 2A. However, I'm not doing very well in this class and I'm afraid that I will get a C in the class. I've never taken a Physics class before, so this was a huge struggle for me.
However there's also a few more factors that I feel will ultimately factor in this decision. While I am an engineer major, I'm beginning to have doubts about my choice of major, so if I do end up changing my major to something else, this C might have ended up hurting me for no reason at all. I would have gotten a C in a class that I didn't need to take.
Now, I know I'm going to get a bunch of comments such as "You could've just studied harder" but I would appreciate it if I was not remarked on about this. So for through this year, my GPA hasn't exactly been the greatest. I was never good at taking exams because of anxiety issues, so I've gotten some average grades in my classes. I don't want this Physics class to drop my GPA any further, so there's also that fact that I would like to take into account.
I really do not want to force myself to get a W because I never know if I'll need to get a W sometime in the future due to a real emergency. So I ask what you guys think I should do. Should I get the C or W?
Thank you for taking the time to reading this post. I know it's long, but I just wanted to make sure I got all the factors that contribute to my decision in.