You thought you had passed your exam, but here you are in front of a bad mark. Not only does it hurt your morale, but your grade point average will also suffer. Keep calm, here are a few tips to keep you motivated.
Don’t be too hard on yourself…
Yes, you got a bad grade, but there’s no point in flogging you. Nobody’s perfect, and bad grades can happen to the best of us. That doesn’t mean you suck and you’re never going to make it. Even if you’re not used to getting bad grades, it’s important to remember that higher education is harder, so it’s not unusual for your grades to go down.
Take this opportunity to think about the way you study.
There can be many reasons for this poor grade and it is important to take a moment to think about it afterward. Maybe you didn’t pay enough attention in class, or you could have studied more. And if you didn’t, and you think you’ve made the best of it, it may have been a lack of sleep that interfered with your concentration during the exam, or it may have been your way of studying that needs to change.
Either way, don’t hesitate to analyze that bad grade in great detail to learn as many lessons as you can to improve yourself in the future and work hard to reverse the trend.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
After a bad grade, it may be a good idea to ask someone to help you, especially if you feel you’ve been doing your homework properly and don’t understand why you didn’t get the result you wanted. For starters, don’t hesitate to go to the teacher who gave you that grade and ask him or her what was wrong and what you can do better. Second, don’t be afraid to contact a tutor or ask a student for help. Any help is welcome!
Use this as motivation
The best way to react to a bad mark or a bad average is still to use it as fuel for your next exams. Use it as an incentive to work hard and turn the tide quickly. It’s time to prove to yourself that you can do better and surpass yourself like never before. You’ll come out of it all the prouder and stronger for it.