I have two papers due tomorrow, one in Core Humanities/Anthropology, the other in Music Appreciation. Each paper had its own reasons why I sucked at it. In the music case, it involved me writing 800 words to answer a question ("what is your taste in music and why?") that is good for, at most, a 25-word reply. I had to drag the crap out of it and I don't like how it turned out, but I'm not going to kill myself over it. I had a test in that same class back on Monday and managed to get a 120 on a scale of 100, so I've got some wiggle room with the grade.
The anthropology class, on the other hand, was a pure exercise in stuff I'm a complete retard when it comes to doing. 1600 words about love and tragedy and deep thoughts about a Greek play. If I get anything better than a C+, I'll consider it a moral victory. For the first time it's occurring to me that some of this stuff is most definitely not going to be easy---quite the contrary. On the bright side, my GPA will have nowhere to go but up once I get to the point where I can take classes in stuff I don't suck at---stuff like accounting and economics and statistics. I should be able to breeze through at least a 3.7 and quite possibly a 4.0 on those classes. I just need to not totally honk the liberal-arts core stuff that's required. I can live with "an A for effort and a C for execution" if that's how the cookie crumbles.
But hey---I'm kicking all kinds of ass in marketing, at least. My current grade average in that class in 97.73, a very solid A.