I need to get better at this.
October 13, 2011 7:46 AM Subscribe
I'm really stressed about college right now. My grades are lower than ever (though not terribly low); I'm afraid I just can't do my major or that I'll disappoint my parents or just suck at school. What should my next steps be?
posted by anonymous to education (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've always been an A student. I never skip class or assignments. However, I'm making Bs this semester (second year of college, engineering major) and one C. This really worries me.. I don't want to disappoint my parents or damage my prospects of getting a good job after college.
If I don't have better grades at the end of the school year, I'll lose one of my grants. Also, if my grades don't improve, I'm not sure if engineering is right for me. Since I'm already in my second year of college, I don't want to change my major if possible. I'm already behind (currently catching up on math and science, since I took humanities and electives freshman year), and don't want to delay my degree even further.
My biggest obstacles to improving my grades are A) procrastination and B) that when I take a test, I think I did really well and am truly surprised to see that I didn't score as high as I thought.
I've been so stressed out about this lately and I'm not sure what to do. I want to be a better student, improve my grades, avoid disappointing my parents or changing my major/getting further behind.. Where do I start? It's almost paralyzing thinking of continuing to perform below the level I'd prefer. I know my standards are high, perhaps unrealistically so, and I just feel so disappointed in myself when I don't meet them.
I could use some perspective, as well. How have you dealt with not living up to your own standards, or not performing well in school?
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