Post # 1
This semester sucked. Point blank. The intent was to take 4 classes this semester – 2 full semester classes, and 2 8wk classes. I ended up dropping one of my full semester classes, and I just sent an email to my teacher of my second 8wk class to go ahead and fail me, I deserve it.
I’ve known for the last several years that fall semester is the hardest for me. Between seasonal depression and my own personal struggle with procrastination, I downright suffer. This semester was no exception. I survived my first 8 wk class, by the Grace of God we got an extension on my full semester class, and as for the second 8wk class? Well…
I missed half of class, 3 papers are due today as our “final”, and I’ve done 0 of them. In fact, I didn’t even get the textbook until about 2 1/2 weeks ago. I’ve made myself so sick with anxiety that I wound up with the flu or something, and overall, just an epic fail.
I told my teacher the only reason I even showed to this week’s class was because we were presenting our group project, and I didn’t want to let my group down. He told me that because of my poor attendance (we’re talking he didn’t even really know my name) he has grounds to not pass me as it was. All I could say was “I know”. I’ve known this for awhile.
So, instead of wasting his time reading 3 papers, I sent him an email of 3 paragraphs basically stating that i’ve done myself a disservice and did not put forth the effort required, and as a result have let him and myself down. My group was amazing and I hope that he gives them the credit they deserve. And, lastly, I’ll see you another semester when I retake the class.
Finally – after 10 days, the anxious nausea is gone. What’s done is done.
Have you ever sent an email to your professor apologizing?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
That’s thoughtful of you to send an email to your prof. I don’t think you need to apologize to him though. You’re paying for the class, and it’s your time and energy as well. It sounds like there’s a lot going on for you. I hope you’re getting the support and seeking help to get things under control. Seasonal depression and anxiety are no joking matter. I’ve dealt with them too. Hugs!
Post # 4
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
I know how the feeling goes too dear! I think it was really responsible and kind of you to send your prof an email. I know that profs can get a little angry when they feel like students just don’t care at all. It’s not that you didn’t care about the class, it’s just that you could not do it this semester. My grades definitely plummeted this semester after my father passed, I could barely concentrate and the stuff I did turn in was sub-par, plus my finals sucked. Maybe in the future you could limit yourself in the fall and then really go hard in the spring? I took 15 credit hours this semester but in the spring I am taking 19. Just a thought. We are here for you!
Post # 5
Same situation basically, except all my classes are online. I thought of emailing my teachers (I failed 3/4 classes…I have never gotten below like a C, but I had same problems as you.) but like I don’t know them and only one ever tried to help me. But today I feel a lot better because it’s done. I failed and I can move on.
Post # 6
You sound exactly like me in undergrad. I ended up getting on an anti-depressant and it completely turned my life around– last Fall I got a 4.0 in graduate school, compared to skipping class, laying in bed all day, etc etc in previous semesters.
I’m sorry. Take a deep breath and know it’s over and you don’t have to worry about it anymore.
Post # 7
hugs. it gets hard. All you can do is move foward now! I’m glad you have that looming fear of dread off your back now.