Right now I am taking general bio and chem course as a freshman with each according labs.
However, I am such a bad test taker in general, especially weak in MCQs.
So bad that I got 49/50 on the short answer section of my bio exam and a whopping 22/50 on the MCQ.
While I'm taking the test, I am not rushing and ironically enough, I am confident about my answers when I choose them.
With that grade my overall grade in the class is a C-. (we've only taken one exam).
In bio lab, I am getting perfect scores in my pre and post-lab reports. however, the quizzes (MCQ) I am bombing.
So I have a 70% in Lab.
I am a little better in chem, but still in a similar situation where I understand the material but am not getting the score that I want.
I recognized this only last semester and ended up with a terrible GPA of 3.19.
I just feel like a failure overall and so overwhelmed by the grades.
I don't have test anxiety either, I work out the problems and work at my own pace.
Has anyone been through this? Any words of advice?
When I emailed my prof about wanting to talk about my grade and how to improve, he replied," I have gone over how to succeed in this class. To improve your grade in the class you need to engage with the material."