I failed my Psychology exam

  1. Hi Guys,

    I am so depressed I got 65% in the Psychology exam and the student I helped got 83%. I feel like I would just walk in the path of a moving vehicle. What did I do wrong?

    Please help me. I tried so hard and the test was not difficult to pass. It was fairly easy. I am a book worm. What do I need to change? I need to be a success not a failure. Help me please!!
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  3. by   Bonnie Blue
    First of all, you are not a failure! Your grade on a test should not and does not determine your worth as a person. Now then, it could be any number of things. Was the test MC or short answer? Did you think too much, meaning did you angonize over each answer? On MC exams, your first instinct is usually correct. Get help if you need it, tutoring, testing strategies, I'm sure there are lots of resources available to you.

    Take care
  4. by   peaceful2100
    Annmarei, I am sorry about your test. I know how frustrating it can be to help someone out and they end up doing better than what you did because it has happened to me. Like Bonnie said test taking skills are important. Do they have a learning center on campus because virtually all learning centers have special people that help with test taking skills and test anxiety. You may also have test anxiety. People who have test anxiety are typically people who know the material in and out and work their rear ends off but when it comes to test time they get nervous and they develop the test anxiety. I know all about it because I have it and I am currently getting some wonderful help from my school learning center. Talk to someone in the learning center at your school. You will do better next time like you want if you get the help. I know it is hard but don't think of this as being a failure think of this as one test that you did not do so well on and realize that you can make a strong comeback
  5. by   giftedRN
    Thanks for the encouragement guys. I had to seek couselling yesterday because I was deeply depressed to the point where I could not sleep. The counsellor on campus is helping me to get over this hurting sensation I can't seem to get past.

    I cried so much that the tears felt like a huge fireball on my face. Everyone at school told me that I look so sick but I did not realize this until yesterday when I cried uncontrollably and was trembling.

    I am feeling a little better now . The Test was mutiple choice.

    Thanks again for the encouragement and I am preparing myself for the next exam with the hope that I will do better.