So maybe you didn’t do as well the first half of the year as you were hoping or maybe you are starting to slip and are worried you might get the final grade you are hoping for. Now it’s time to save your grade from dropping lower and that can be very stressful and hard depending on the course or year you are having.
While every situation is different, here are 3 tips to help:
1.) Take Action! Action is the antithesis of feaR. Do something … anything … but please don’t just give up or not try. Tony Robbins said it best in saying that when you feel overwhelmed and don’t want to do anything but give up, this is when you have to take action. We all know it’s much easier to sit in your bed and watch a movie or play video games, but the stress won’t go away. It will build up and get worse and worse with every hour and day. Don’t make a mole hill a mountain. Start today, start tonight, start now!
2.) Do something different! Do something different than what you were doing which got you here. We have all heard the saying about doing something the same way continuously but expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Keep this in mind for your math class, studying, taking notes, doing your math homework, getting help in class, taking tests. If you keep the same ritual and routines that got you in trouble then guess what? You are most likely going to stay in trouble.
3.) Swallow the humility pill! Do you know how embarrassing it was to be a declared math major and going to the tutor lab everyday to get help with math? I felt pretty out of place but I needed to fully understand my craft and this was a new way for me to do it. There are endless opportunities to get help in math class (even simple things like raising your hard or talking to the person next to you to ask questions). Speaking of questions … Ask a lot of them. Get over the feeling or looking stupid and start asking. You and your grade deserve it.
Lastly it’s important to remember that results are not instant. A tutor, online course, or video is not going to save you or your grade. It takes time and attention on your part.
You got this and I wish you the best of luck!