How to rebound from mediocre grades?
November 7, 2011 10:07 AM Subscribe
How to rebound from two almost failed midterms?
posted by The1andonly to education (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am about to finalize my year at a very tough part-time MBA. For the most part I had been doing well in all of my tests (scoring low 90s or high 80s), but something happened to me this semester and I almost failed two of my midterms (in one I had a 65 out of a 100, in the other I had 13 out of 25). I believe that with hard work I can pull out B's in both classes but sigh...sometimes I am not so sure. GPA is really important for me more so in this economy (and because I really dislike my job and want to change industries). These are the relevant points:
1) While I haven't been studying as much as I want, I spent the week before the exams trying to catch up and due to the amount of hours I put in I really thought at least a B was in order.
2) I was a philosophy major in undergrad now dealing with quantitative aspects of Finance and Econ, I am a bit out of my element but I really enjoy the courses. I felt that I had a grasp of the basic concepts and yet still had low grades.
3) Because I really hate my job, this semester I have been concentrating in recruiting and networking much more so than in prior ones, I also have only been sleeping an average of 4 hours.
4) I had office hours with one of the professors before the test...and he had a very dismissive attitude in regards to me asking very basic questions. Now I fear I have to go and talk to him after my performance on the test....is this even worthy? Or should I just focus on getting better on my own?
All in all I am taking steps to remediate the situation, which include sleeping more and making sure to be on top of all the coursework each week...nevertheless because it was such a surprise to get low scores in the first place my confidence is wavering....Have you guys ever been in a similar situation? Could you provide me with some of the concrete steps you took to get back in track?