Bad semester, discouraging. How to bounce back?
January 5, 2013 9:54 PM Subscribe
So after reaching the unpleasant realization that even if I get a 4.0 this semester, my GPA won't be as high as it was before my horrible Semester Of 2012. I am a Junior and planning to apply to med school after a gap year, so now is REALLY not the time to hit a downward trend. I had a string of grades lower than I usually perform to, and I am SO discouraged right now. I know it's my fault and I take full responsibility...
posted by grifninetoo to health & fitness (35 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
But how can I bounce back? I'm so discouraged that I find it hard to be motivated. Like I'm stuck in a bit of a funk. I felt horrible (about unrelated things to academics) halfway through last semester, and I did have this sense all throughout last semester that this was not a good time for me. The thing is, I don't handle failure well, and I don't like the fact that my GPA seems to have been irreparably damaged by last semester.
What bothers me the most is that I could have gotten A's in classes where I got B's. My failure is in my irresponsibility. I have a horrible sense of time, can't seem to concentrate for more than 15 minutes... it takes me a longer time to get to work than it does to actually do my work. I'm late all the time, and highly disorganized. I try to reorganize myself, but it always falls back into disorganization.. that giant stack of papers on my desk, the late fees I accumulate. I'm just so shitty at being a good student and organizing myself. I'm actually a really lazy, irresponsible person. Every semester I resolve to be better, but I've never actually done it. I'm owning up to my mistakes and my faults, but even after doing that, it's hard to get remotivated.