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Is this a valid reason to drop out? watch

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    Im in my first semester of first year and I'm becoming increasingly more miserable. I like being at uni and have made some great friends, but the course is getting me down.
    I am extremely motivated when it comes to work so have been pushing myself to keep on top of it, but now at week 7 i don't know how long i can carry on.
    I find it boring and confusing, i don't understand whats going on most of the time and i can't remember anything I've been taught up until now.
    In terms of number of hours i spend working, it started off consistently high but it is now declining because i just really cant be bothered anymore. I feel lazy and like a failure and i just end up feeling guilty if i stop working but no matter how hard I'm trying everything is just words on a page and none of it is going in or making sense.

    I don't know whether i just need to suck it up and focus, or if i should leave. I don't have another course in mind so really don't know what id do with my life.

    Is this a valid reason to leave my course? Am i just being lazy..everyone else seems to be managing?
    I need help
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    Community Assistant
    Go back to the start of your notes and re-teach yourself the basics. Work your way up to where you need to be at your own pace. Try different revision techniques if what you're doing right now isn't working for you.

    It's likely you've started to find the content boring because you've fallen behind and don't understand it. My longest classes are always the ones where I get confused and can't grasp the content.
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