When I started college, I promised myself that I will do my best to get the highest grades I can receive. The first semester came, and although I was still trying to grasp how college works, I was able to get good grades in all my subjects. My GWA is a line of 1.00, which is considered high in the university where I am currently studying.
College they say is freedom. Althroughout my high school year I was anxiously waiting for graduation, to finally go to college. I’ve heard a lot of stories about it. Parties here and there, fun everywhere, all these you can experience since you’re now far from your parents. No, I’m not blaming these parties or the friends I was with the sem I had my first failing grade.
So here are some reminders if you ever get a failing grade in school:
Okay, so the first thing you’ve got to do the moment you learn that you had a failing grade in a subject is to relax. Don’t cry on the spot. If you want to cry, go back to your dormitory and wet your pillow all you want.
Why did I fail?
During the nights before the exams, what did I do?
Did I listen in every discussion/lecture?
Did I come on my classes on time?
Have I ever ditched this class?
Did I study for the quizzes?
Did I pass all the requirements?
Did I pass all the requirements on time?
Did I participate in class?
Did I take this class seriously?
Yes, pertain all your questions to yourself.
Nope, it doesn’t work that way.
Because trust me, blaming the subject or the professor won’t bring you anywhere. You failed. That’s it. It’s not the teacher’s fault that the exam was hard for you. It’s not the teacher’s fault that you failed his subject because you exceeded the absences allowed. It’s not the teacher’s fault that you didn’t listen during his lecture and you failed the quiz right after.
So what you’re supposed to do now is
to retake that subject again in another semester. But, you won’t just retake it, you will retake it with style.
Love is sweeter the second time they say, well a subject can be sweeter the second time around as well! This time, do not slack of! Aim for that flat 1.00, learn from your mistakes and work harder.
6. Move On