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failure - in this great future, you can't forget your past

Date: 2004-10-20 22:22
Subject: failure
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I now understand how that guy who jumped off the bridge because he failed feels. I've been crying for an hour straight and I can't stop. Yes, I failed. I failed my midterm. I am a failure. I hate economics. I can't believe I failed. I have never failed like this before. And its worth 20% percent of my mark. And of course, we have no assignments, just two midterms and an exam. I don't know what to do. I hate life. I actually studied. And people who didn't study and just copied, got better than me. I can't stop crying. Crying won't help, but it does. I guess I better start studying now for my next economics midterm.
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User: co_techie
Date: 2004-10-21 02:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Just because you failed this one exam does NOT mean you're a failure!! Maybe this just wasn't something that turned out like you thought it would. Do you get back your corrected paper? Go through it and see where things went wrong and working on correcting such problems (it may even be something little like being careless or rushing through things) .. *hug* it'll be better the next time.
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User: ferngully
Date: 2004-10-21 02:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Its ok, we love you whether you pass or not. We will love you if you dropped out and became our bus driver and we would love you if you never even bothered to try.

We just love you because you are so fucking cool and nice. I might not love you so much if you had gotten 100% and copied. Thats not really cool.

The point I'm trying to make here is - feel better, get all the crying out and remember that you are Tanya, you are brown, you are one of the nicest people in the world, you are uber intelligent, you can do whatever you set your mind to and that you kick ass.

It'll get better, it has to, thats just how life is.
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Caffeine Fairy
User: sevaloire
Date: 2004-10-21 11:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Aww Tanya, don't worry about failing the first midterm... I know how you feel though, I failed my first bio midterm in first year and cried for ages. Swore I was going to flunk out of school and started preparing backups (college, work, etc). Heh. Looking back now I realize how silly that was, but I totally understand.

One midterm does NOT make you a failure. Honestly, all classes are like this, most people DO fail the first midterm, because they don't know what the prof's testing style is. It has nothing to do with your intelligence, it has everything to do with how your prof writes tests and what you expected. I failed my first test for sociobio this year, and I was upset but it's okay. Take your test, figure out what you did wrong, and prep right for the next one. 20% of your final is okay, you still have 80% to work with. See a TA if you need to, or form study groups, I always find that helps.

I'm rambling. Point being - failing the first test is NORMAL, tons of people do it. Just take it as a learning opportunity and kick ass on the next one. We all know you're capable, I hope you do too. *hug*
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User: angel_babe6913
Date: 2004-10-21 14:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
economics is the most retarted subject! i can't stand it, and i dont think that many people can. i have my economics mid term next week, and i'm terrified. my teacher is ronald mcdonald (hahaha!) and he's awful.

it's okay to fail. ur not a bad person. you tried your best, and now you know that next time u'll just have to try a bit harder. i'm sure u'll pass ur next one because u will have learned.

aim for a little above passing! it's not like you really need economics anyway...unless ur gonna become an economist:S which i doubt. chear up butter cup. one economics midterm may seem like the end of the world right now, but it's not!

u'll do amazing in everything else...don't let this get you too down, because then u wont do ur best in everything!!

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Arun Shanbhag
User: arunshanbhag
Date: 2004-10-21 14:21 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to hear that. But now that you have finished crying, its time to pick yourself up and get on with life. "Failure is the stepping stone to success" remember!

When you get back to studying, try and figure out why you failed even though you had studied. Did you mis-understand the concepts? or did you just not understand the questions? Maybe you need to re-learn how to study.

Go for a long run! and then you will feel better.
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User: kraftsingles
Date: 2004-10-21 15:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
AWW! failure bites, hardcore, but it doesn't reflect the kind of person you. We all know you tried your best. I mean, you are MOST DEFINITLY not dumb at all, YOU GOT INTO UNVERSITY, McMaster, no doubt, a prestigious, difficult school. You are doing something right.
We knew this wasn't going to be easy coming into it, and i guess we just aren't ready to face the reality (at least i know i'm not ready...) that we can do badly, and possibly fail, even though we try really hard.
I'm proud of you still, so are all your friends. This is university it isn't going to be (and it most certainly isn't) a walk in the park. it's challenging and at times you will want to die (as i do right now! haha..why am i laughing?) but in the end it will be worth it.
it shall all be worth it in the end.
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Shana: smiling lots!
User: shanee1228
Date: 2004-10-21 20:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:smiling lots!
YOU'RE NOT A FAILURE! it's one midterm! and i know you'll do better next time.. DON'T think of jumping off any bridges!! >;O

those people that cheated won't get very far in life.. but YOU WILL!! you didn't get a good grade this time, but that doesn't make you a failure..!!!

feel better!!

and SMILE!! ;DDD
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