During our basic education, we usually have to take courses that we do not particularly like.
Back in Hong Kong, music, fine arts (drawing and some crafts), and some basic carpentry or Design and Technology were assumed.
As far as music is concerned, I have a passable singing voice and some acquisition with piano; ironically, I enjoy listening to something that I cannot play, such as harp, flute, clarinets, marimba, and something relatively exotic.
It was the only artistic area that I did reasonably well.
I sucked in fine arts and crafts at school, and my secondary school (Hong Kong) grades were quite average (with the notable exception of Geography and Economics and Public Affairs).
I finished my High School Diploma not in flying colours, but with 3 85 and 2 in their 70s, it was enough to land in the Faculty of Arts.
My Year 1 was filled with blunders in my weakest links:
English 100 and Earth Science 101 (if I recall correctly) were done with bare pass. (4 on a 9 point system).
Arts History (the introductory course) was done with a 5 on a 9 point system.
Fortunately, two 8 (the Introductory Calculus and the Introductory World History), three 7 (Canadian Studies, Human Geography, and Sociology, all introductory level) kept my university study alive.
Then, Year 2.
I took the blunder of taking the next level of Calculus, and I got the disgraceful 4 out of 9.
I would call all the 4 and 5 academic blunders; they were rare beyond the second year, but the only other blunder was Phonetics in Linguistics.
Since I don't get beyond 6 for most literature classes (the one exception was 7 in a teenage literature class), literary analysis may be my weak link as well.
I also disliked the Historical Linguistics and the Arts History class.
What are your weakest areas during university studies if you enrolled or enroll at universities?
Is avoiding our weakest links ever possible in academic studies?
With 121 in verbal IQ (barely in the "mildly gifted" range) and 91 (barely in the normal range) in performance IQ, I perform quite unevenly academically.