(Closed) Failed a subject at uni…again

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My sister is in a similar situation as you.  I recommended to her that she either gets a private tutor or at the minimum, book time with the professor during his office hours to review material that you are having trouble with. 

I suggest the same to you πŸ™‚

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

@Jacqui90:  You hate economics but you want to be an accountant? Are you sure you like the field?

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It sounds like you might have too much on your plate, going to school, working and planning a wedding.  Are you sure this is the right field for you?  I wouldn’t want to struggle every day in my working life.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Make sure you go to class every day. Sounds silly and obvious, but never miss one day if you can help it. I am also an Arts uni (UBC) student averaging A-, and everyone thinks they can catch up later, or that sleep is more valuable than lectures. But I go everyday, and take it from me, teachers blatantly give us hints on tests and assignments. And they are not included on online slides. (And yes I travel 1.5 hours to school for a 1 hour class, then travel 1.5 hours back home again)

Also take good notes. Ask the person beside you in class to swap notes and study together. You may be surprised.

Lastly, if your teachers do office hours, GO and ask them for advice on assignments, or just listen to other student’s questions. I’ve taken advantage of that and when the average of an essay was a failing mark, I got 80%. Sometimes what they want is totally difference than what the essay question is.

Good luck. Remember that teachers actually WANT you to do well! So take advantage of that.

Post # 8
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891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m with GoldfishPie on this one. You want to be an accoutant, but you hate econ? In my experience the fields are pretty intertwined.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Jacqui90:  I’m an economist. Feel free to message me with questions and I’ll do my best to help. πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

As a college-level teacher (though in the humanities), I can tell you that BrookeBQ is exactly right.

Do you always go to class (and take notes, not just goof off on facebook or WB)? Do you always do the problem sets/homework?  These are the single biggest issues. Homework, if it’s well-designed, is not just to plague you. It is how you learn both the bigger concepts and how to do what you will need to do on the exams. Think of it this way: if you were learning how to drive, you wouldn’t just show up for the license exam without ever having practiced in a real car. That’s the same with homework/tests.

If you are doing both of these things (EVERY CLASS) and still struggling, go talk to the prof and/or get a tutor. Your uni might have a tutoring program that is free or cheap, and it’s worth looking into.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Jacqui90:  Well if your wedding date is truly 2016, I would set the planning aside for 2 years and focus on school. I just dropped my classes this semester because school, FT work, planning a wedding, travelling for wedding stuff all the time just didn’t mix for me. I did successfully complete last semester, but I decided it was too much the semester of the wedding…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Jacqui90:  If you find it hard to sit down and do the exercises, is there someone in the class you could arrange to do study sessions with? If not, this is where a tutor might be extra helpful – it would give you a built-in, structured time to do the homework, with someone there to help you with it as needed.

If you can’t do either of these things, maybe you can set aside a certain time (like, Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8pm-10pm), put it in your planner, and know that that’s your homework time.  It’s kind of like exercising – it’s all about giving yourself a structure that allows you to develop good habits.

Good luck!

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