How do I word this?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Tell them what you just said here, it’s honest, from the heart, and very sincere.  Ask that they are understanding, and let them know you’re trying to catch up and do the work.

Post # 5
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Laurenplusalex:  I went through a very similar period when I was going through my master’s program. In the area I studied, it’s well known that the professors are very traditional and very strict, so I was terrified of what to say or do. In the end, I just explained to the best of my ability. To my great surprise, every single one of them was absolutely understanding and did what they could to help me. I’m not saying that I got out scott-free, but telling them saved my grades greatly. I highly suggest you emailing them or going to see them as soon as possible. I know it’s hard, but it’s worth it to show a bit of your personal side during these times. I hope you are able to work out what you’re going through with your psychiatrist, and come to peace with the loss of your grandfather. Perhaps you need more time than you think, don’t be ashamed. 

Post # 7
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642 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Laurenplusalex:  What!?! That is ridiculously cold!  Oh im so angry at that. I understand that a lot of people, especially in undergraduate, tend to F around, but when somebody comes to you was a legit problem I just can’t imagine. for now try to talk to them and see if anything can be done. If not, there’s always the option to ask for a withdrawal if your school allows for that, or maybe an extension which is usually allowed by schools for situations with family loss. Don’t forget that you have a right as a student to talk to your Dean. depression is very hard to deal with, but don’t let it consume you especially with matters such as this which can be fixed overtime. You will get through this.

Post # 8
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9949 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Laurenplusalex:  You’re what, like…three weeks AT MOST into the semester?  At this point, there is no way you’re far enough behind that you can’t catch up.  Just email your professors, or talk to them, and ask what you need to do to complete the assignments you’ve missed.

Post # 10
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2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

be honest. explain the situation. they’ll understand.

Post # 11
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1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Laurenplusalex:  Just explain your situation, and tell them while you understand your classes are important, your personal issues are just taking over. They will hopefully understand how you’re feeling and offer any help they can. I was in a similar situation where my depression was taking over my life and I had no desire to complete schoolwork. I spoke to my teachers about it, and they understood completely. They gave me an extension, and I got my shit in check. I hope you feel better soon.

Post # 13
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2783 posts
Sugar bee

@Laurenplusalex:  just tell them. I got several weeks behind when my brother died and I emailed all my professors just explaining that he passed away an I was unable to keep up with my work, I asked if I could possibly make it up but if not i understood and they all understood and were very nice about it.

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