I am currently doing the last unit in my undergrad degree with plans to go on to honors which was meant to start in semester 2. I need to do honors then masters in my chosen course for the degree to be of any value.
I have an essay that is currently 2 weeks overdue - I haven't started. The unit convenor is being very understanding because the reason it hasn't been submitted is severe, acute mental health issues that they have medical documentation for as well as me having an access plan in place to cover. There is also an exam coming up that I am in no way prepared for in just over a week as well as another deferred exam (which I can defer once more under special consideration).
So do I attempt to do this complicated essay asap in the hope I can do a reasonable enough job & not do badly enough in both exams that it won't impact on my ability to do masters (very competitive program to get into so high marks are essential) or do I cut my losses now, withdraw hopefully without academic penalty for now & waste what work I've done in the unit & push everything back by nearly a year.
I guess the complicating factor being that I cannot redo this unit until semester 2 & doing nothing until then will not be good for my mental health