Realistic Rigor

“Realistic Rigor” means choosing challenging courses that are both interesting AND a good match with your strengths WHILE taking into account the time and effort required to be successful in those courses. BALANCE is the key! When deciding whether to take a particular course or combination of courses.

ASK YOURSELF:
~Am I interested in this subject?
~Is this a subject with which I have experienced previous success?
~Will I be able to fully commit the time and effort required to be successful?
~Taking account of all of my academic and extracurricular commitments, can I be successful in the course?

If you can honestly answer yes to these questions, then the course is likely a good choice.

If you cannot honestly answer yes to these questions then you should:
Rethink your choice

Gather more information to make a more informed decision.

There is more than one path for taking challenging courses, and by taking the above into account you will maximize your chances of choosing the right path for YOU!
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