Quote from bethin
I'm transferring from a cc to a college. The last time I went to a college I got kicked out because of my grades. I am petrified that I'm going to make the same mistake. I had a 3.25 at the cc but everyone says that cc is so much easier than reg college. I have to work - will continue working weekend option and will be only having one day a week off. My classes are biochemistry, advanced physio with lab, written analysis of literature, and nurse's role socialization. Few of those classes are going to take alot of time. What if I study and study my butt off and I still don't make good grades? Any advice???? Right now I'm crying I'm so scared that I won't make the grades and that I am stupid after all. I just know I cannot continue working as a CNA.
First off, take a deep breath and relax a bit.
A year ago, I remember sitting in my office the weekend before my first anatomy test, thinking "I can't learn all this stuff by Wed." Fortunately, I called on some resources from AA and realized I only had to learn the next bone right now. I ended up doing quite well on the test, even though at over 50 yo I've got more gray hairs than memorization capacity.
Make sure you get organized before your classes start.......books ready, notebooks for each class, or a three ring binder with dividers. Bust your rear for the first few weeks and get your best grades on the first exams/assignments..................that gives you a lot of confidence, and provides room for the inevitable week when life will take a lot of your study time.
One other thing...............give yourself time to sleep, too, especially the night before an exam. If you're like me, you'll get more good out of thinking clearly than going over notes etc one more time.
Best of luck to you.