Have you ever wanted to Quit? - page 2

Today I want to QUIT. I am sitting here crying my eyes out as I just received a D on my A&P exam that I was certain I had only made 5-6 mistakes at the most on. How do I do so well on my first... Read More

  1. by   Worthless_Nut
    I am so sorry that happened to you. It takes the wind right out of our sails when we do poorly but we were so confident we were prepared. The funny things is you were probably very prepared, you just didn't get asked the right questions. You need to assess how your instructor prepares tests, do they test more from lecture, handouts, the book? If you don't already, make yourself some flash cards, these are great for studying by yourself or in a group. It may also help if you try studying with a few other people for the next test. The advantage of doing that is you get other people's perspective of what is important to know for the test. Please don't give up. You are not stupid, you merely hit a speed bump in the middle of the road alittle faster than you should have. We all stumble, what sets us apart is how we handle it. Good luck. You can write to me anytime you need a word of encouragement.
  2. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from DesertRain
    Today I want to QUIT.

    I am sitting here crying my eyes out as I just received a D on my A&P exam that I was certain I had only made 5-6 mistakes at the most on. How do I do so well on my first exam, study 3 times as hard for this exam and get a D? I entered that exam room super confident, I wrote the exam super confident, and I even left smiling thinking I did fantastic! I made myself several practice exams and used the end of chapter questions as practice questions and got every single one of those answers right...so how do I go from all that to a D? I can't stop crying because I am just so discouraged. I just feel like, so when I study my brains out, I just don't have what it takes. If I can't get even a C on a test that I put my 110% into (literally I could not have studied harder) how will I pass my entrance exam? What's the point. The nursing school I want to get in is limited entry, how would I ever get in if I do bad in A & P of all subjects! It also is terrible that I can't even see the answers I chose (it was scantron, multiple choice) so I can't even see what happened!
    I want to quit, I just feel so stupid right now!
    Sorry just needed to vent. Maybe there's someone out there who has experienced something like this that might have something positive to say.
    I feel like that right now because of my crappy professor and I am making an A!!!!!!!! Enough BS is just enough BS!!!!!!
    I feel like I am in some weird disfunctional cult rather than in a pre-nursing science prerequisite class! The stupid games, the athmosphere in class, the competition among students. It's just like you are among those fanatic cheerleader/soccer moms! It's out of control.....I hate going to class but know there is no other way to get to my goal.
  3. by   Worthless_Nut
    I so agree with stpaulgirl. I am an older student and way past the age of the high school game playing. We are adults trying to make it through some very difficult times. It is my goal to help all those who come to me for help, whether they are competing against me or not. Have we all forgotten that we are on this earth to help one another? So what if someone gets ahead of you, things happen for a reason and maybe you are supposed to wait. This is my philosophy and even though many will probably make fun of me for it, I stand by it. We need to stop sniping at one another and come to each others aid. If the strong helps the weak, it makes us all stronger.
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Worthless_Nut
    I so agree with stpaulgirl. I am an older student and way past the age of the high school game playing. We are adults trying to make it through some very difficult times. It is my goal to help all those who come to me for help, whether they are competing against me or not. Have we all forgotten that we are on this earth to help one another? So what if someone gets ahead of you, things happen for a reason and maybe you are supposed to wait. This is my philosophy and even though many will probably make fun of me for it, I stand by it. We need to stop sniping at one another and come to each others aid. If the strong helps the weak, it makes us all stronger.
    Thanks for helping me feel better :wink2:
  5. by   lisabeth
    It is so strange. I dont really see any competition at this point. There may be some, and maybe I am just in a good group, but I think everyone that I know of and am in any contact with anyway is just trying to do their best and still work as a group to help others who want to try. Too bad it is looked at like that. I know everyone in my study group is hoping we at least get in together. I dont really wish that anyone wouldnt get in, but I would like to see most in my class get in at the same time I do, and I am hoping it will be this Spring. :wink2:
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I feel like that right now because of my crappy professor and I am making an A!!!!!!!! Enough BS is just enough BS!!!!!!
    I feel like I am in some weird disfunctional cult rather than in a pre-nursing science prerequisite class! The stupid games, the athmosphere in class, the competition among students. It's just like you are among those fanatic cheerleader/soccer moms! It's out of control.....I hate going to class but know there is no other way to get to my goal.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    It is so strange. I dont really see any competition at this point. There may be some, and maybe I am just in a good group, but I think everyone that I know of and am in any contact with anyway is just trying to do their best and still work as a group to help others who want to try. Too bad it is looked at like that. I know everyone in my study group is hoping we at least get in together. I dont really wish that anyone wouldnt get in, but I would like to see most in my class get in at the same time I do, and I am hoping it will be this Spring. :wink2:
    You are so lucky to have nice class mates and study partners :wink2:

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