Not coping with uni stress well Watch
Right now I just don't think I'm coping with the stress of uni so well. I thought I was, and I love uni but maybe I was just in denial. I thought I was doing okay with the work and was only a little bit behind but I just did an online formative (basically a mock exam) & I only got 47%. I only need 50% to pass and the automated system marked some answers wrong because of my spelling (which won't happen in the real exam) but I just feel really upset and stressed about it.
I try not to compare myself to others but it just frustrates me that people seem to be gliding through and getting 70% in the formatives. I have my real exams straight after Christmas and I'm just scared.
My boyfriend does a different degree to me so I don't think he gets that mine is marked and that we get feedback in a totally different way, so his advice isn't always helpful. I don't want to talk to my friends because they're doing the same degree and I guess I don't want to look weak or stupid or pester them with questions when they have their own revision to do. I definitely feeL like I can't talk to my parents because they won't understand and they'll just think it's like A levels.
Anyway, I'm going to finish this and I'm so aware that this post is wallowing in self pity but I'd just like some advice or even some understanding
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Do you think the subject matter is too hard to learn? What do you think is the problem that made you get 47%, except the misspelling?
I understand how you must be feeling. I tend to get panic attacks before exams and especially where it's one where my mid-semester test grade wasn't up to par with what I would hope to achieve in the final. I feel like a bad grade in the beginning helps motivate me to study more and in the end it always gets better.
Don't give up, I have faith in you!
PLEASE do NOT panic before the exam, that's the worst thing you can do
I wish you well, I really do and I understand because if I were in your position I would be crying my eyes out. However please be brave and kick the 47% goodbye
you should definitely talk to your parents, hiding stuff from them will not work and you will feel twice as worse and I am sure they will listen to you! They're your parents. However if you do not feel comfortable then talk to someone in confidential you can trust!
Best wishes I hope everything goes well x