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Not doing well in my classes, can't study properly, don't know what subject I'm best at
I've been at college for a year and a half-semester (first part of this semester) and I still can't do anything properly. My exams have been very low this semester. I keep studying and studying but then I get easily lost and unfocused and then I stop studying. I always do the homework/readings assigned but I end up not reading the entire readings because they're so unnecessarily long. I haven't skipped class once since I started college because I have no clue what's going on outside college. I took a lighter coursework/workload this semester and I keep doing worse in my classes, not better. Some of the questions in the exams are irrelevant to what we've learned, despite me trying to study exactly everything we've learned so far. I can't drop one of my classes because I won't be full-time during this part of the semester, if that happens. Even if I try to think "positively", I can't get anything out of studying. I went to all of my professors' office hours, sometimes I can't understand what the professors are exactly saying, sometimes the advice they give me isn't helpful/beneficial for me, sometimes they ask me "what can you do in order to do well in your next exam?", etc. I also went to counseling services just as an alternative option and I can't trust anything they say at all. Everything I tell to them is irrelevant to my situation. I have an appointment next week and I don't know what to tell to the counselor. Sometimes I wait to start on things the day they are due. Nothing motivates me to do before, even if I'm given plenty of advice. I have a semester left before I even declare a major and everything I've taken so far doesn't appeal to me. I can't think of an easy class I had in a year and a half-semester. My advisor tells me to go to career services, the career advisor tells me to go to counseling services, the counselor/professional tells me irrelevant stuff. I don't know why this cycle happens. Ever since I started college, I always wanted to go home. Every time I try to work on something, I always feel like I'm behind on my classes. I have no clue what's going anymore.11 replies