Editor’s note: Barry Courter has a 24-year-old son who is a college graduate and a 20-year-old daughter who is a sophomore in college.
Q: Dad, accounting is killing me. Should I drop it?
A: There is wisdom in dropping some classes, and there are some that you just have to pass and put behind you. If this is one you must have for your major, and you are anywhere close to being able to pass it, I’d stick it out. Talk to your professor (bring cookies), find a friend who passed the class and get help, and do your best. A lot of times, professors help those who made a good effort.
Barry Courter is staff reporter and columnist for the Times Free Press. He started his journalism career at the Chattanooga News-Free Press in 1987. He covers primarily entertainment and events for ChattanoogaNow, as well as feature stories for the Life section. Born in Lafayette, Ind., Barry has lived in Chattanooga since 1968. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in broadcast journalism. He previously was ...