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Having trouble in college algebra

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Wannabenurseneko has 1 years experience .

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am currently a CNA , working on my prerequisite for nursing and I am struggling in college algebra 1 . I don't have a very good teacher , because if one of us asks a question , she makes fun of them a lot of students have dropped out because of this . Since I feel that I can not rely on her for help I have gone to our schools tutoring center , I've also gotten into the habit of studying every night , but even though I'm doing all that I am still failing all our tests . The last test we had I thought I knew everything before I took it but I ended up failing, I think it might be due to anxiety . There is another coming up test tomorrow and even thou I have studied I don't think I'll pass and I kind of gave up on passing this test to be honest. I'm actually starting to getting depressed and think that maybe I'm just too stupid to get this, I studied for 9 hours straight for days and I'll go from completely knowing how to do something to forgetting I'll do practice problems and just from getting a few problems wrong from the textbook sends me into a depression now . I feel like giving up on this test and just saying forget it it's not like I'll pass . I feel so stupid , I'm trying but nothing is working .

My question is do you guys have any tips for on what I can do , have you also experienced feeling like this what should I do so I don't fail.

Do you guys have any studying tips for me, or any ways I can stop being depressed or getting anxiety ?

thank you

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hon918 is a ADN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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If you are doing that poorly, I would withdraw from the class. You don't want a failing grade on your transcript when you go to apply to nursing school. Make an appointment and talk to a professional about the depression and anxiety. See if you can take the class with a different professor next time. Use ratemyprofessors.com for reviews or ask other students. I would check out youtube or Khan Academy in the meantime to find videos that explain the content you don't understand. You can do this! Good luck!

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Also, try YouTube and put in the type of problems you want to review. Lots of good teaching videos.

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Wannabenurseneko has 1 years experience.

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Thank you so much, for the advice I will check out YouTube

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Wannabenurseneko has 1 years experience.

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If you are doing that poorly, I would withdraw from the class. You don't want a failing grade on your transcript when you go to apply to nursing school. Make an appointment and talk to a professional about the depression and anxiety. See if you can take the class with a different professor next time. Use ratemyprofessors.com for reviews or ask other students. I would check out youtube or Khan Academy in the meantime to find videos that explain the content you don't understand. You can do this! Good luck!

I would withdraw ,but I found out from the college ,that it's too late to withdraw so I'm stuck with her .

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