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    I'm in 2nd year and I still don't feel confident when it comes to assignments and having to memorise so much for exams. I'm always worried I'm going to fail. People say don't be afraid to fail, but if I graduate with a 3rd or 2:2, what would I do? I want to relax and not take things so seriously but I literally can't.
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    (Original post by grl9096)
    I'm in 2nd year and I still don't feel confident when it comes to assignments and having to memorise so much for exams. I'm always worried I'm going to fail. People say don't be afraid to fail, but if I graduate with a 3rd or 2:2, what would I do? I want to relax and not take things so seriously but I literally can't.
    What did you get in first year?
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    (Original post by 06moca1)
    What did you get in first year?
    61%. Scrapped a 2:1.
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    first of all, i love your profile pic😉
    second of all, I think you need to take this time to figure out how you learn and maybe get a study group to ask and learn from each other and plus it builds friendships and keeps learning fun. Also, make it intresting like watch videos or go out and learn more about it?
    Its a new school year and its time you turn your grades around into something you want!!!

    Good luck!
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    I suffered somewhat of a mini-breakdown during my third year at university when I was overwhelmed with the stress of the workload, and I can imagine that a whole lot of students feel the same way as you do.

    My advice would be to continue to work hard but the main thing would be to adopt a positive mindset compared to the one you currently have - yeah, easier said than done but it truly helps. The worry is likely to adversely affect your approach to your exams and assignments, and may even steer you into the direction you are fearing. There are so many What Ifs - like you said, what if you get a 3rd? Then you get a 3rd and life goes on. If it happens then it happens but you would be able to say you did the best you could. That's the thing I realised - if you just simply focus on doing the best you can do, there is no reason for you to fear the worst.

    There are so many possible negative outcomes related to anything in general. Some things cannot be controlled and some can, but in this case you have the power to overcome these fears. I understand you want to get the best grade you can but if you are truly determined then you will be able to adopt that powerful mindset.

    Good luck!
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    study instead of worrying
 
 
 
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