(Closed) Got a D on a Exam :/

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@kkish3:  wow! well, I am glad that you are being realistic about it and not beating yourself up about it. It really does say alot about the teacher and the test for someone with an allmost perfect GPA to almost fail it. Good luck in the rest of the class! πŸ˜€

Post # 5
326 posts
Helper bee

I can’t believe a 63 is a D. In my college that’s a B minus. Count yourself lucky that you’ve only had one awful teacher though, I’ve had quite a few. Just remember that you can’t change other peoples’ behaviour only you reaction to it. The grade may be frustrating but I hoe you know it’s not a real reflection of you ability. 

Post # 6
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

As a fellow overachiever, it’s actually really important to fail once in a while. Keeps life from knocking you on your ass later on! The profs at MIT purposefully push their grad students past that point their first year, since all of us were 3.9+ GPAs in undergrad – helps to teach us how to handle it!

Post # 7
13010 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you should go see the professor during office hours and go over the material that you got wrong and show that you actually care.  I’m a grad student, and I hear all the time from professors that if students do poorly and don’t come for help, they assume the student doesn’t care or is laughing off the grade. 

Maybe the professor could help you get a clearer understanding of the material you don’t get.  Sometimes the one-on-one is better than class settings.  Or, approach one of the grad students for help.  Grad students are always looking for a few bucks, so if you over some money for private tutoring, I bet you’d have no problem getting extra help.

If you drop now, doesn’t it just show as withdrawn/dropped on your transcript, AND you’re out the money you put in it? That’s how it works in my school.

Post # 8
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@hopeandpray:  I’m so confused! How could a 63 be a B-?


Post # 10
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@abbie017:  <—- I agree with everything you said. Great advice!

Post # 10
2401 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d ask for recommendations of a tutor or ask one of the confident graduate students for help. If they are also teachers, they most likely will be willing to sit down with you and walk you through some stuff.

Post # 11
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

This very day, during my office hours, a usually-straight-A student who had made a failing grade on my literature midterm exam came to see me about it, and after looking it over together, we realized he had badly misunderstood how to answer the questions. We set up an appointment to help him prepare for the final exam, to make sure he understands going into the final how to approach the material. 

I’m glad you’re keeping a good attitude about the grade. But abbie017 is right. It’s amazing how many students don’t care. If you don’t come see us, we can only assume you’re one of them! If you do come ask for help or a better understanding of how to succeed, most of us will go to great lengths to help you.

Post # 13
180 posts
Blushing bee

I used to be a great student…now I get D’s all the time. School isn’t everything, there’s a lot more to life. It’ll be okay. πŸ™‚ That’s what I tell myself, anyways!

Post # 14
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Lo siento! jajaja

I guess if its not cumulative , then you can rock and roll and try and get some extra credit too. But if you think you may have this prof again, then maybe going in for a little chat would be good !

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