5 Things to Do If You're Failing in Class

5 Things to Do If You're Failing in Class

Almira Blancada

Posted at February 05, 2020


After doing some computation and reflection over the semester so far, you may be having that sickening feeling in your gut that tells you that you may not be passing your subject after all. Well, don't worry because every college student has been there at one point, trying to figure out how we can turn things around. 

If you think you still have time to get back up and get a passing grade, then we got you covered! There are a few opportunities to bring up your scores, so rather than complaining because you're about to fail, do these five steps immediately for some major clutch move!

1. Talk to your professor.

There are two types of professors: one who would tell you when you're failing in their class, and the other one who simply wouldn't care. But either way, we're sure that these two types of professors are willing to help you get back on track if you talk to them sincerely! When your professor sees that you're aware of your poor performance and ready to be accountable for your actions, they'll gladly give you activities for extra points. So schedule a consultation now and waste no time!

2. Weigh your options.

If you're graduating soon, maybe the best option is to stick with the course and work harder to get a passing grade. But if you're a freshman, you still have the opportunity to drop and retake the class next semester. The options you have usually depend on the things that you're willing to give up to pass, and you're the only one who knows what that is.

3. Ask for help.

From your classmates to your college friends who have taken this class before, there's a lot of people who can help you do well in this class! They can give you online help resources or general strategies, but even if it's just as simple as checking your major assignments before you pass it, their input will probably be a huge help to turn your grade around.

4. Dedicate extra hours for this class.

We know you would rather have fun than dedicate your spare hours to study more for this course, but if you want to pass, you have to make this sacrifice. From looking for campus tutors who can teach you during your free time to reviewing more for your upcoming exams in this class, do everything in your ability to make your free time a chance to improve your grades.

5. Learn from your mistakes.

While we know that it's never your intention for this to happen, you have to admit that it's also your fault why you're in this situation. So don't wait until the end of the semester to learn the hard lessons from your mistakes. Take the initiative to improve now, and put your full attention in getting it right this time. 

At the end of the day, failing in class does not make you a failure. It's normal to feel disappointed for not getting the grade you wanted, but it's never right to feed your mind all these negative thoughts about you. As long as you work hard and learn from your shortcomings, your mental and physical health should always come first! When all else fails, the effort tjhat you give is the thing that will determine if you deserve to pass or fail in your professor's eye. 

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