I felt the need to post on here because I am feeling really really discouraged. I am currently taking Intro to Microbiology (Summer semester) and am failing. I have taken 3 out of 6 tests so far and have failed each one, but they are getting progressively better. The last day I can withdraw from the class and get a W grade instead of an F is this Friday. I'm not sure what my problem is. I have taken both A&P's and got B's. Also, I took A&P 1 in the summer and got a B to boot. I just can't retain this information in Microbiology. I do study..but lately I have been so discouraged from these tests. It doesnt help that I can't focus or pay attention in lecture EVER. For some reason, my mind wanders off and even when I recognize it, I can make my brain re-focus for about 5 minutes and then I'm right back to square one. I also work full time, live on my own, no children, etc. Things are especially hard for me this semester and I'm just not sure why.
Anywho, after failing every test in this class has really made me question as to whether I would even survive in nursing school
and be a good nurse, at that. I am just feeling so discouraged because this is not typical of me and I usually do pretty well. Prior to when I registered for this class, I even emailed the instructor of the course and asked him if he thought it would be a good class to take in the summer and I proceeded to tell him that I took A&P 1 in the summer and got a B and he told he that I should be fine if that was the case. Has anyone else gone through this? I feel so lost and don't know where to turn or what to do. Any help/guidance would be appreciated.