Bombed a test
- 0Mar 30, '13 by rubatoI knew it was bound to happen.
I've always been a straight A student until nursing school. Then, last semester I ended up with an 89, so my first B, for the nursing program.
I really needed an A this semester or I'm going to lose my scholarship, and I just had the test from hell. I got a 77, which is only 16 points below what I was hoping for.
In order to get my A now, I need something crazy like a 97 on the next test followed by a 94 on the final followed by a level 3 on the ATI. While yes, this is all doable, let's be realistic, it's probably not going to happen.
Anyway, I'm just sad and needing a little bit of a shoulder to cry on. I will lose a full ride over this and am just bummed.
- 1Mar 30, '13 by CT Pixie, ASN, RNWithout getting into too much detail, I was in a similar boat. However, I wasn't losing a scholarship..I was looking at failing the class (really long story on the reason I wasn't doing well, but it was not lack of understanding of the information or lack of studying). I needed some crazy grades in order to pass. I refused to resign myself to certain failure. I gave it my all and then some. I thought positive. Taking each test one at a time and only focusing on that test.
Long story short, I was not only able to obtain the crazy high grade in order to pass on the tests, I exceeded them! I passed!
Go into it with a positive attitude! I wish you the very best...now GET OFF AN and get to studying
You need to maintain ALL A's in order to keep your scholarship?
- 1Mar 30, '13 by rubatoNo, I have to maintain a certain GPA, since it's an Honors program scholarship. Since I got a B last semester, and a B in one previous class, my GPA is getting close to being below that level (3.75). If I had 9 credit hours of B, I will be below the line. I just redid the math again, I only need 95s on both tests. No problem. Trying to work out some quieter place in my house to study and reworking my schedule to allow 3 or so hours per day to devote to studying. I know I can do it if I put everything into it, just a little overwhelmed.
Thanks for your words. I appreciate it.
- 2Mar 30, '13 by CT Pixie, ASN, RNHappy to hear you know it can be done.
If you can't find a quieter place in your house to study, is there a friend who has no one in the house other than him/her? I tend to bolt over to my best friends house (kids grown and out of the house, she is single so no one in the house but her) to study if I need to. We do a dinner kind of thing...order out. Rule is I study for X amount of time, take a break..during that break we chit chat, catch up, laugh and joke..then after a set time, I go back to studying. Not only does this give me a quiet sane place to study but I also get to socialize with my friend. Many times she helps me study. If I can explain it to her in terms that makes her understand, I normally have to the concept down and can move on to another area.
Or maybe there is a library close to you. A local park where you can sit in the sunshine and be alone. If worse comes to worse, there is always the car I hid out in my car in the garage for a time b/c the house was chaotic and we were snowed in b/c of the storm we had. I couldn't leave but I was able to escape
I know it seems overwhemling, but you are obviously a good student who knows how to be successful in your classes. Take a deep breath, and as I said, try not to look at three tests that you need a grade of X, but as one test at a time.My needed grade kept dropping as I aced each test. Keep the faith...the fat lady hasn't sung yet
- 1Mar 30, '13 by Wildcats.CabralFind a quiet place to study! Personally, I cannot study at home, too many distractions. What I do quite often is go to a library at another school nearby. There is no one there that I know, so very unlikely that I will be disturbed. Shut off your phone, put some music on and dig in...works for me.
- 0Mar 30, '13 by StephalumpQuote from Wildcats.CabralOh, I love the idea of going to a different library! I always see people I know at my school. I love my classmates, but sometimes I want/need to study alone to be productive.Find a quiet place to study! Personally, I cannot study at home, too many distractions. What I do quite often is go to a library at another school nearby. There is no one there that I know, so very unlikely that I will be disturbed. Shut off your phone, put some music on and dig in...works for me.
Rubato, if you could maintain an 89 average, I know you can get those 95s! Study., study, study!
And if you don't make it, it stinks, but we all know keeping a 3.75gpa in nursing school is an insanely tall order, and the fact that you've gotten a year paid for already is amazing!
- 0Mar 30, '13 by Chronoear bud headphones with music and a set of ear protectors (the kind people wear when around noisy equipment or when shooting guns) make any place a quiet place... Well, at least bereft of any other distracting noises if you can study with music playing, I personally like playing classical music while studying.