It’s the Friday before break. You’re taking the last midterm before you can go away for the four day weekend. The time home is filled with fun, laughter, and being around friends. That familiar blackboard notification lights up your phone, and those smiles quickly turn into frowns. The classes you have been working so hard on have grades you don’t expect.
It’s ok! This is not the end of the world. I know a lot of you like myself, tend to overreact once midterm grades have been finalized. Contrary to popular belief however, midterms are NOT FINAL. You have the power to change the outcome of your final grade.
A lot of us become so engrossed in being perfect in every single assignment that we don’t realize the first two months of the semester are really for learning new things. In my opinion, it makes more sense to mess up beforehand when we are just beginning to grasp the concepts.
PERFECTION DOES NOT EXIST.
The goal for us all as students is to be the best that we can be, and to not overwork ourselves into overdrive. Don’t get me wrong, grades are extremely important. The point here is for students to understand that mistakes happen along the way to greatness.
I know everyone can do a complete turn around, because I have myself. I went from having a 1.92 GPA at the end of my freshmen year, to now having close to a 3.0. If I can do that in two years, imagine how you can turn that horrible grade into a positive one after half a semester.
- Reach out to your teachers, and let them help you raise your grade. Most teachers are more than willing to work with you, and can except good reasons.
- Get a tutor is you just are not understanding the material.
- Make a friend in the class that is doing better than you so you can try to figure out how you can improve.
- If a friend has taken that class already or is good with the subject, reach out to them.
- Utilize the textbooks and the internet.
It is very important that we all put our best foot forward, especially seniors. Just a couple more days till graduation. 🙂