Hi Prof. —,
I’m saddened to write that in studying for the midterm that I was going to take this morning, I realized that I was sorely ill-prepared to succeed in this class with the current ‘time-crunch’ format. Given my other time commitments in the last 2 weeks and the upcoming 3 weeks (a lot of them related to my upcoming back surgery), I have come to realize that I will not be able to succeed in this class as I had hoped. Withdrawing at this point will allow me to take care of my other commitments and come to a point of better preparation for school work in the fall. I will take a W for this course and take the course again in the Fall when the work load is more spread out.
I appreciate very much the time I’ve had in class with you thus far and your flexibility regarding the re-scheduling of the midterm. I am saddened to be withdrawing at this point, but am hopeful that it is for the best. I look forward to taking Intermediate Hebrew and ANE History/Archaeology with you in the Fall.
Grace and peace,