So it's been a month since studies have started and I am falling behind and feel like the dumbest person in the class. I know these feelings are common and I myself have anxiety so I tend to blow things out of proportion but I am genuinely struggling.
We are doing 3 modules in my biomedical sciences course, a bio and chem module, and a stats module. The bio and chem modules I would probably be able to manage but I've been struggling with stats which involves coding which is the one thing I've always been bad at, and so I've been devoting more time trying to revise stats and all my other studies are falling behind.
I now have a summative assessment and I wanted to start early and I basically spent 4 hours staring at the screen and only did 1 question. Then I was too burnt out to revise chemistry.
I'm also really bad at taking notes. At first I took too many and spent 8 hours a day copying things down and learning nothing, and one of the teachers advised me to stop taking notes and try and learn the content deeply instead.
I see everyone else behind on lectures and out partying and yet somehow they manage and yet here I am burning myself out and achieving nothing. And it's only the first month of first year. My anxiety is making everything worse, yes, but I'm really struggling. I'm not sure if this is the right uni for me and I am considering dropping out. I'm going to contact my personal tutor for help and advice but at the end of the day they can't help someone who is not capable of doing the course. If I can't do the basics I don't know how they can help me.