Last Spring I failed the last class needed for my associate's degree, maternity, with a 73.8%. In our program you need a C+/75%, which can be rounded up from 74.5% so I had missed by 0.7% or two questions on the final. I had felt pretty frustrated and wanted to blame it on the professor and did an entire appeals process. Doing the appeals helped me to feel like I was doing something, but ultimately my appeal was denied. I retook the class in the fall which was on half semesters. This time I needed to pass with a B/80% or be removed from the program. At the first sign of my grades being even slightly in question after the second exam I withdrew and registered for the second half of the semester. From that point on I did everything I could to bring my grades in the class up. It worked for me and I got an A- for the course, my highest nursing grade. What the entire ordeal taught me was: You can't change how other people are acting, but you can change your actions and reactions. The class went much better for myself once I took more responsibility of my actions towards it.