Messed up my first year - how can I do better?Watch
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plenty of people improve between year 10 and 11. keep regularly revising, making notes as you go along and doing lots of exam practice. revision methods that use active recall are best.
I was talking about undergraduate level completed first year of my degree going into second this September.
It happens, sometimes we don't get the grades we expected or wanted in Uni but the best way to improve is by self evaluating yourself. Identify the areas you struggled in then work on them more especially during the holidays so that when you go back you feel more confident in them.
Another useful way to improve is to read the feedback you get from your tutors and lecturers and work on it to improve.
Hope this helps,
Doreen-maria- Official Student Rep 😀
You could speak to your tutors to get feedback. They should be able to tell you what areas you need to improve on. And then you can focus on those areas. Also, I found that looking at past answers with high marks really helped me, although the topics were different, it helped me get an idea of how the structure should be. Good luck!
Of course, if you messed up because you were partying too hard and not focusing on your studies then it's easy to party less. If you have fallen in with the wrong crowd you know you need to distance yourself from them. If you have drink or drug issues then there are counsellors at uni you can turn to for help - and keep your pastoral tutor in the loop.