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Analyzing your strengths and weaknesses

Think about the strengths and weaknesses you had in school. If you don’t want to deal with math ever again in your life since your grades there were consistently low, certain study programs might not be suitable for you. However, if you’re highly motivated to study psychology or business, you still might be willing to deal with mathematical problems. Find out what kind of tasks and problems you will have to solve and see whether they are in the realm of the possible for you.

Weaknesses that you might have had in school do not have to be an insurmountable obstacle for you to pursue certain degree programs. It only means that you will have to put in additional effort to overcome those deficits.

Academic strengths during your school career, evident in e.g. good grades, can make life easier for you at university. However, passion and scientific interest should also be part of your motivation to pursue a study program that makes use of your academic strengths. Once again you should inform yourself about the concrete demands of your program: Mathematics at university level differs significantly from the kind of mathematics taught in secondary/high school.