Many students have that feeling, but sometimes it is unwarranted. Take steps now to improve your odds for this semester and make a plan for next. If you’re really failing classes, make an appointment with the professor and your advisor right now. If you’re on the cusp, talk to them and get peer tutoring at the CFLC before they close for the semester on Dec. 9. Wishing you passing grades, but many of my helpers have failed a class – while it seems like the end of the world, it truly is not.
It’s distressing, for sure.There could be many reasons. Academic coaching and tutoring at the CFLC (bit.ly/BC-connors) may be just the thing, but I’d also suggest a talk with your advisor. We all want you to succeed here!
Talk this one over with the professor and your advisor, to see how realistic it is to still succeed in this class, and the consequences of withdrawing at this stage. I’m sorry the semester’s started out this way for you.
Breathe. You are almost certainly not already failing. It can feel awful when your studies start off on a bad note, though. Things to do: talk to your academic advisor about your worries. Go to your professor’s office hours and ask for their advice. Visit the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors) for lots of great peer tutoring. There is a lot of help out there.
It’s challenging material!. See if you can get peer tutoring at the CFLC (by May 2, bit.ly/BC-connors) and schedule a meeting with your professor to ask what your clearest path to understanding and passing might be. Touch base with your academic advisor, as well. Take good care of yourself (eat and sleep!) so you have the best possible chance for success. I wish you all the best, but also want you to know that failing a course is not the end of the world, even though it might feel that way at the time. There is always a path forward.
I’m sure they meant well? In the meantime, here’s a joke to lighten the mood: A physicist, a biologist, and a chemist were going to the ocean for the first time. The physicist saw the ocean and was fascinated by the waves. He said he wanted to do some research on the fluid dynamics of the waves and strode into the ocean. Obviously he drowned and never returned. The biologist said he wanted to do research on the flora and fauna inside the ocean and he also strode right in. He, too, never returned. The chemist waited for several hours and then wrote the observation, “The physicist and the biologist are soluble in ocean water.”
Study hard, but also study effectively. If you are in danger of failing, please speak directly to your professor (at office hours or schedule a time with them as they specify on the course syllabus), and seek out peer tutoring at the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors) right now; tutoring ends May 2. Best of luck; you can do this!
I’m very sorry you’re struggling and worried. Touch base with your academic advisor for general advice about your GPA and options, and get lots of tutoring help from the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors). I’m cheering for you.
I have faith in you! Sign up for tutoring at the Connors Family Learning Center (bit.ly/BC-connors) now – they end tutoring on 12/10, and appointment times fill up… And… even if you were to fail, failing an exam is not failing at life and is not the end of the world (much as it seems so during the college years.) Best of luck!