To The College Student Who Didn’t Do As Well As They Would Have Hoped This Semester
Start writing a post
Student Life

To The College Student Who Didn’t Do As Well As They Would Have Hoped This Semester

This semester may have sucked for many reasons, but here is what you need to hear.

Taking test

As we get our final grades back, some of us are filled with joy to have finished yet another semester of school, but some of us are disappointed in our grades despite the work we put in. To those of you who may be disappointed with their own performance this semester, I have some reassuring news for you.

Shit happens.

School is hard and we are in the same boat and sometimes we mess up and maybe don't reach all of our expectations BUT THAT IS OKAY. All of the struggles we face are part of growing up and being a college student.

We are not all naturally good at everything we do. There are bound to be a few classes we do may not excel in simply because the content may just not be our thing. Some of us may just need more time to learn the content or more patience from the professor. These are all accommodations that are not always easy to make as a young college student.

If you are anything like me, being a full-time student, working and balancing a social life/extracurriculars does not come naturally. You are allowed to struggle, however you will rise above. If there's a will, there is a way.

Maybe this wasn't the best semester for you, it sure as hell wasn't mine, but now you know what does and doesn't work for you. Perhaps going to office hours has proven to be more helpful than the after class study sessions. Maybe you can't rely only on the cheat sheet the professor allows you to make for the final. And most likely group projects will never be you're thing (probably not). Learning from your mistakes is a good thing and results in growth as a student. Sure it may have come with a cost, but that doesn't you any less of a student.

You will make next semester better. DO NOT let a few crappy grades from a few crappy classes get you down about the future. Your next semester is a fresh start and you will get through it just like you did all the semesters past. All you can do if try your absolute best and put in the time to improve your grades.

Sometimes you get stuck with a shitty professor who reads of a power point slide every class and it's a waste of your time. Other times you may love the class and enjoy the content, but the tests are tremendously difficult. It may feel like you're destined to fail, but that is just how it is sometimes. What you do about that feeling is up to you and no one else.

Take this article as a wakeup call telling you, "You can do better."

Take this article as a sign of hope telling you, "Next semester will be better."

Take this article as a letter of encouragement telling you, "I know you will do better."

Whatever message you need, I'm here to tell you, you're doing just fine, kid.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

20 Things I Learned By The Start of My 20s

No one expects you to have your life together by the time you're 20, because honestly, they didn't either.

Allyson Foutty

We are all often faced with many life challenges throughout the time leading up to our 20s. Before this time, and throughout it, we often look back at the things we've learned and how they've influenced who we are as people today. Some of my biggest influences were some of the challenges I've faced, but they've taught me 20 important things by the start of my 20s.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Boyfriend Recipe

The ingredients to build a relationship are a little more complicated than just a bouquet of flowers and a box of candy.


Relationships. Long distance or not, significant others are much more than just that. I would be lying if I said I did not love the sweet gestures that only a boyfriend can give. The flowers, funny phone calls, hand holding, breakfast dates, and tight hugs are special but my relationship and many others out there exist on much more than just these little gestures. It is a tricky concoction that consists of one part boyfriend and two parts best friend and would not work without one part or the other. While having a relationship may not be quite as easy as baking a batch of cookies, it has its own recipe (with a few variations for flavor) to follow for a good match.

Keep Reading... Show less
google images

Fashion just keeps growing and changing and old trends are made new! Now, I'm no beauty guru, just a beauty guru wannabe, but personally I have compiled some stylish wardrobe must haves! These can be cute assets to go back to school or just to catch up on some of the latest trends...

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

There's More To A Relationship Than Netflix

Summertime is only 93 days of the year, Find something to do!

Tallie Ammar

Summertime is ideal for more than just hanging out and binging your favorite TV series with your friends. Although summer does bring rain and thunderstorms which is perfect for those binging days, take advantage of those nice and sunny days. There is so many opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy the season before the snow starts to come back. Here are 25 interesting dates that are doable almost anywhere for any age.

Keep Reading... Show less
Leilani Encarnacion

Philadelphia has its beauty, but some of you may have not been to some of the most beautiful hidden spots in the city. This summer is a chance for new adventures and exploring, so here are a few places that I highly recommend you should visit at least once.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments