So here's the deal. I just dropped real analysis. Despite spending 15-20 hours a week on homework, losing my sanity and everything else associated with taking real analysis, I wasn't cutting it. My grades were continuing to drop, and were in the low C range. Out of fear of getting a D and endangering my scholarship, I dropped. I am also in a difficult micro economics class, that incorporates some real analysis, and lots of "WTF is this shit" material, and I'm currently doing very well in that. The rest of my classes are cake.

Currently, I have only taken Calc 1, 2, 3 (multivariable), and an mathematical structures class which is the prereq for the real analysis course that I just dropped. I have significantly less background in math than my peers in that class. So, here's my plan.

Take 1 easy econ course.

Take 1 harder econ course, though much easier than what I'm doing now.

Take linear algebra, differential equations and probability theory.

This should get me on par with the average student in the real analysis class. Hopefully, while not directly helping me with the subject, it will broaden my math education to a point where the real analysis might make a little more sense to me. Other things that contributed to my failure in the class were my participation in marching band and emotional issues from the arfcom curse. These won't be issues next time around.

My main concern is I'm going to "overload" again. Some people have told me to only take two math classes. Others assured me that with the right teachers (which I'm confident I have selected), it shouldn't be too bad.

So, arfcom mathematicians, does this sound reasonable, or am I setting myself up to fail? Until pure math entered my life, I was a straight A student and nothing could bring me down. But now I'm a bit less confident in myself.