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Old 11-05-15, 02:56 PM   #1
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well, here the first exams are rolling in and things are not looking very bright

i failed my physics and calculus exam, the rest is fine.. so far

the thing is i really do study but no matter how hard i try it all seems pointless, when i get into the exam my brain just goes blank and i don't why. other factors are apathy, loss of motivation and generally i have more things to put up with in other sections of life right now.
also i find it unfair that people who hardly tried studying got better results than me.
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I'm sorry that school is tough for you right now. The transition to university can be challenging and, from what I recall from an earlier thread, you're studying mechanical engineering which is a difficult major. Do you study with other students in your classes so that you can discuss homework, compare notes, etc.? Are there opportunities for you to go to a tutor or a TA for the classes that you are finding particularly tough?

It also sounds like you are experiencing some test anxiety issues. I can definitely relate to that---I remember when I was studying electrical engineering years ago, I would totally over-study because I knew I would get panicky in class when exam time rolled around. I would also sometimes wear earplugs during the exams to drown out the annoying distracting noises like throat-clearing, sniffling, etc.

I would guess that things will get easier once you get used to being at university and figure out ways to be more comfortable taking exams. Also, starting in the second year you get to start taking the actual mechanical engineering courses which would likely be much more interesting to you.

Good luck in your studies!
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I'm sorry that school is tough for you right now. The transition to university can be challenging and, from what I recall from an earlier thread, you're studying mechanical engineering which is a difficult major. Do you study with other students in your classes so that you can discuss homework, compare notes, etc.? Are there opportunities for you to go to a tutor or a TA for the classes that you are finding particularly tough?

It also sounds like you are experiencing some test anxiety issues. I can definitely relate to that---I remember when I was studying electrical engineering years ago, I would totally over-study because I knew I would get panicky in class when exam time rolled around. I would also sometimes wear earplugs during the exams to drown out the annoying distracting noises like throat-clearing, sniffling, etc.

I would guess that things will get easier once you get used to being at university and figure out ways to be more comfortable taking exams. Also, starting in the second year you get to start taking the actual mechanical engineering courses which would likely be much more interesting to you.

Good luck in your studies!
Thank you for that, and yes I do group study with people I know and usually they walk out with smiley faces while I walk out still trying to understand what was happening , what kills me the most is that when I am feeling more comfortable at home I start to think more clear and I go over some questions I remember and I figure out the question and how easy it was and just start feeling stupid for not answering it in the exam. As for tutor yes I can make visits in office hours but I really can't find time nor energy nor motivation to do so
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Can you withdraw or taken an incomplete or something until you get stable and energetic again?
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Can you withdraw or taken an incomplete or something until you get stable and energetic again?
hardly possible, also i don't know when will i ever feel energetic again, could be a while so if i withdraw then it's more of a time wasted where i could have done something
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Do you know what you want to do when you graduate? Will you be able to do it??

I really wouldn't worry about time drifting. You have time. Better to take a year off and get back in shape or at least figure it out.
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Do you know what you want to do when you graduate? Will you be able to do it??

I really wouldn't worry about time drifting. You have time. Better to take a year off and get back in shape or at least figure it out.
this is where my other issue comes in, i really have no answers for such questions, in fact engineering was never something i wanted to do but i picked it because i never had my mind on anything else, worst case was that i will be just stuck trying to pick something and never actually get anywhere also i never had the desire for education nor job in the first place
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