Looking for some advice.

<p>I am currently in college completing my basic course work. </p>

<p>I wanted to know something.</p>

<p>I have an interest in becoming an engineer, my only problem is that I pretty much ********ted my way through high school. The only classes I actually did anything in were History, English, and the biological sciences. I never did much with mathematics or the physical sciences.</p>

<p>Now that you have a slight background...</p>

<p>I want to know if I should get into engineering. </p>

<p>In high school I had no interest in mathematics, I would day dream and read through class and barely scrape by. This has set me back quite a bit. I took the placement test to get into college algebra and scored on the brink of them letting me into it, so they let me in. It was a 69 and you needed a 70. </p>

<p>During my college algebra class I developed a slightly elevated interest in mathematics and decided I might want to try something a bit more so this summer I will be taking trig and pre-calc. However I did not score very high in my college algebra class mostly due to some high school habits that leaked over into my college career. </p>

<p>I want to know if it's too late or not. Am I just wasting my time? Should I focus more on something I know that I like such as history? </p>

<p>Thanks.... and if you need anymore information just let me know.</p>

<p>P.S. I have come to despise English. I loved it in high school, but in college it just seems dull and boring to me. More like a chore than anything interesting.</p>

<p>"In high school I had no interest in mathematics, I would day dream and read through class and barely scrape by."
- Good, you sound like an engineer so far...</p>

<p>"I developed a slightly elevated interest in mathematics"
- Less like an engineer...</p>

<p>"due to some high school habits that leaked over into my college career."
- Good, good...</p>

<p>"I have come to despise English. I loved it in high school, but in college it just seems dull and boring to me. More like a chore than anything interesting. "
- Well, I'm convinced you're an engineer at heart.</p>

<p>What is your reasoning? I don't understand.</p>

<p>Oh, I have to be a jerk to the engineers around here every now and again to maintain my rank in the pecking order.</p>

<p>What he means is that scientists and engineers use math as a tool to accomplish an objective. For Mathematicians and, I guess, computer scientists, Mathematics is the objective itself.</p>

<p>Keep going through the Math, take some Chemistry, Physics, and CS. That'll give you a better indication than kind of liking your College Algebra class.</p>

<p>Do it. Im somewhat in your situation, heck even in college i do better in my non-sciencey class. but im sticking it out because I know it will be beneficial for me to get an engineering degree. So go for it. Be prepared for the work and time it takes</p>