Hey guys I have a dilemma.
I am suffering so much and the pressure of university is getting to me. I am dyslexic which has made life a living hell. I am smart but do badly in exams due to my poor memory.I studied at Oxford in a degree which was heavily essay based and required a lot of memorising which my brain couldn't handle. I got thirds every year, and even had to resit a year.
I dropped out of Oxford a few months before graduation as I couldn't cope with getting a bad degree. I reapplied to another university to do a different subject which I thought I'd enjoy and would be good at. However, the same thing is happening again, although not to such a bad extent.
I have really tried everything from different softwares to CBT, but I am getting fed up. The most frustrating thing is that it is only one little thing (not being able to do exams) which is ruining everything. If I could overcome this obstacle, I know I would be able to move on with my life.
I am now questioning if it is worth sticking it out. I knew I was dyslexic but was determined to overcome this. If I knew that I would be struggling like this, I would have gone to art or architecture school. I am wondering now if I should continue trying at this last hurdle (which seems impossible), or save my energy and do an art degree. I am already 25 though
Oxford dropout and dyslexic. Should I just give up on academia?
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