Thanks guys I appreciate all the helpful comments. I am the guy who studied first semester, read every case assigned, and thoroughly outlined for all my classes. In the end of my first semester, i came out with a B+ average on a 2.8 curve. This past semester, I didn't read (passed when I was called on), used other people's outlines and missed a lot of classes. Turns out I ended up with a 2.4, which has severely disappointed me. In my worst grade, to my recklessness, I turned in a rough draft of my memo into my writing professor. (talked to dean, professor, no one wanted to help). That alone brought my gpa down substantially. Anyways, I have a great job and don't want to lose it, I have set aside two days of the week to attend my job in the fall. From the responses on this board, I think I should only stick to 4 courses for 12 units, then accelerate my units in spring and summer of next year, in order to lessen my load for 3rd yr. Please advice otherwise if anyone thinks what i am doing is wrong, thanks, much is appreciated!