(Closed) Just feeling so defeated (NWR-small Vent)

posted 7 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 3
4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Sending some bee love! That sounds really rough. I am sure that finishing will be a huge relief when you get there!

Post # 4
2701 posts
Sugar bee

Oh hun, I am sorry. In my opinion, everyone’s brain functions differently. I can read and write with the best of them but you put me in an algrebra class, you’ll wonder if there’s something wrong wiht my noggin.. You may be a science/mathematical thinker and struggle with creative writing. I KNOW how frustrating it is when you know that you are intelligent but struggle with things that seem to come easily for others. I would suggest taking a writing workshop or maybe sitting with a tutor every now and then. It never hurts to have someone there that is good at writing to give you tips on brainstorming, idea conclusion, outline preparation, etc. Sorry you are in this crappy situation 🙁

Post # 5
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I know when I was in college there were programs to help.  I had a friend who had this same problem and she went to D(isabled)S(tudent)P(rogram)–maybe they have something like that at your college?

Post # 6
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Are you burnt out? Could you take a semester off and then finish your program?

Post # 7
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Does your school have a writing centre?  I took a couple of philosophy classes interspersed with my med science classes through university, and i always bombed out miserably on the essays.  I think i felt the same as you, that I would put alot of thought into planning and researching, but by the time the actual writing took place I’d just not put in the work. 

Meeting with english grad students to help me craft my essays helped SO MUCH – if your school has a centre like that, i couldn’t recommend it enough!!

Good luch – don’t burn yourself out 🙁

Post # 9
450 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I am 44 and decided in 2006 to finally start college, decided when helping my oldest register. Well the first 2 semesters were great. I had to start in the lowest math class (pre-algebra) and barely passed it. I passed my other classes that semester and the next with no issues, made the Dean’s list no problem. Then I had to take the Algebra class. Had no choice but to drop it because my vehicle died and I had no way to school, my other classes were online and I did fine with them. The next 2 semesters I totally bombed. I was working 70+ hours a week, was a single mom with 3 kids and had issues which required moving 4 times in 1 year. I have now been out of school since 2008. My gpa has barely scratched by, and I am back in class starting Monday. 5 online classes, total 13 credit hours, including the dreaded Algebra. I am fine with the basics, but I seriously do not see the need for polynomials or anything of that nature, since I will never use them. I have made it 44 years without needing it, why should I now. My degree is Office Administration- Medical Office, and I am on track to finish summer 2012, I hope. Then I will decide if to go for the BA or not.


Good Luck, you can do it, get the help from the Academic office, I will be using ours, thank goodness I can get that help online as well, and 2 of my 3 college daughters are very math smart.

Post # 10
15 posts

go to the writing center believe first hand experience  a letter grade improvement ! you got this!!

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