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dwightschrute
economics yes or no

trying to pick subjects for fifth year. I like economics as a concept. heard that the course can be finished in a year. heard also that the project is a bit dodgy. should i pick it or not?


12 Comments
avejalokin
I don't do it myself but of the two people I know who do do it, both hate it. Do what you will with that information. That being said, if it's something you're interested in you should do it. Look at a few worked sample answers on Studyclix, see if it's in the vein of things you'd like to do
Ssnewp2202
Look up crash course economics and watch a couple videos. Things like elasticity and monetary/fiscal policy. If that's something you find interesting, go for it
sarahmcg1399
no lowest h1 percent
heshaml
heshaml
No
Hibaxo
Hibaxo
i personally think youll hate it. especially if you get a teacher that cannot teach it in a way that makes sense. im currently studying it for my leaving cert and im in the verge of jumping off of a cliff. the exam is 80% written and theres a 20% research project. when we recieved guidlines for the project in 6th year, nobody had a CLUE what they were asking of us. unless youre in love with economics , i defintely think youll absolutely despise it. marking scheme is specific, theres a good few calculations you gotta know, a lot of laws and principles ect. if i could go back and choose my subjects again , i would choose accounting over economics... and i cant do financial math for the life of me
Sineadtwomey8
I joined the economics class late and at first it was a bit over whelming and almost felt like a new language, but now I am sitting the lc exam in 5 days and its my favourite subject by far and im going on to study it in college, if you have a strategic mindset and are interested in how the economy works and how one thing can effect another, you would most likely find it enjoyable. But if your brain works more logically and you prefer working with fixed formula and plan, accounting would probably be more suitable! Hope this helps : )
avashortt
avashortt
it's alright imo. but you really have to concentrate in class to understand and I ended up basically having to teach myself everything this year because my teacher went really fast last year. i didn't do business for jc and I picked economics, but tbh i wouldn't have picked anything else (i do music, bio, german and econ). I've heard that business is very definition based whereas economics is more about concepts and understanding.
ainedonlon
no
ainedonlon
no
Lorcanmcg02
no
daveh
daveh
It's a grand subject, if you're doing PolSoc as well, they're basically the same subject. Two of the politics chapters are economics chapters as well, so if you're doing one highly consider the other. You'd have to be interested in it though. You can't really learn everything off for it like you would for history.
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