How do I feel better about failing a class?
March 23, 2011 6:17 PM Subscribe
I just found out I'm failing a class I thought I was passing. How do I feel better about it?
posted by biochemist to Education (46 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Basically, I misunderstood the requirements for the class. I had to miss a day because of an emergency, e-mailed the prof about it and he informed me that he doubted I would pass the class anyway so the day didn't matter.
He then went over the requirements for the class vs what I'd been doing; basically, I completely misunderstood what was important in the class (didn't turn in assignments I thought were completely optional but weren't) and I've been failing this whole time I thought I was doing great.
How do I stop kicking myself for not being more diligent/more aware of this? I feel completely awful and like a complete failure right now. There's no way I can pass the class at this point and I just feel so, so down. The main thing that gets me is that the class was an Easy A and I actually did the assignments, I just didn't turn them in since I didn't think they were required.