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    Forum Ph.D. Heinsbergrelatz's Avatar
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    hello there

    im not sure if this is really a discussion, but i would surely appreciate any feedbacks and opinions on this. since its a general discussion, i thought this fits here...so here it goes..
    Today, i got my physics result and i scored 64%...... now this score is absolutely terrifying compared to my standards(im not boasting), as bad it may seem, its not like any other test, i usually score high, but today was unreasonably dreadful and ugly...

    my question here is;" what would you do in my situation?"

    thank you for any positive feedbacks.
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    Accept it and move on.


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    Learn more about why you did so poorly, focus more effort on those areas, and ensure you never repeat those same mistakes again. Spend time working with your teacher, with peers who understand the material with which you struggled, or even ask questions on science fora like this one.

    Learn where the gap is in your knowledge, and fill it with understanding. That's what you do.

    And, accept that you screwed up your test and need to try harder so you can move on, just like SM said. We tend to learn more from our failures than we do from our successes.
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    Heinsbergrelatz;
    This must have been a word test (opposed to multyple choice or in physics maybe a math or solution problem test), or you would already know where your problems were. A wrong answer is a wrong answer and usually marked. If a word test, and your interprations were seen unclear, incorrect or incomplete, as inow suggested, go to the teacher or professor and ask why. If you normally see higher test scores and this not your norm, I would be concerned as well. If you simply move on, whatever caused the grade on that one test, may not get corrected and you'll see more frustration down the road....Good Luck.
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    It never hurts to go to the prof, if you're lucky sometimes you can milk an entire letter grade out of the softies
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    Ha..what could have happened is that he or she graded incorrectly. Ask other students how they did (the ones that normally do well). Look over your test. Today my chem teacher had to give everyone an extra 4 points because of a faulty scantron. Also, you could have made simple mistakes. I somehow divided incorrectly on a problem even though it was written down properly..also I forgot a subscript...I could have had an A instead of the 86 I ended up getting if I would have paid more attention... No matter..it's only level 090 and the teacher is giving us a quiz where we can get 10 points extra credit for nomenclature and lewis structures..
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    Hi,

    I understand that you might feel very disappointed and somewhat discouraged. I am also very stressful and worried about my grades. I usually score very high on any academic assessments. So when I get a bad grade, I feel very depressed, worried, disappointed, and often stupid. However, going through a couple times of this, I realize that those feelings contribute no help to the situation. Instead, if I get a bad grade now, (I still have those feelings because it is just my natural reaction) I ask myself the reason why I got that grade. Did I deserve the score? Was I at any disadvantage when taking the assessment? What did I do wrong? How can I avoid this situation? How can I improve the score next time? I also communicate with the teachers to help improve my grades. I seek for retaking that specific assessment and extra credit opportunities. I feel that this may be a better approach to the situation. I hope this helps.
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    Just find out why and maybe you'll get an idea what to do next.
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    thank you for the supportive feedbacks, yes i have accepted my mistake, and of course, i studied harder for my next test and scored 96%
    anyway, i'd like to say i appreciate your opinions and comments
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    thank you for the supportive feedbacks, yes i have accepted my mistake, and of course, i studied harder for my next test and scored 96%
    anyway, i'd like to say i appreciate your opinions and comments
    Another test so soon? Jesus! do you have a test every week?
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    2 days apart....
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    yes, we are in our test revision period, as some of you may be aware that the IGCSE exams of physics and chemistry are held this November 3~12th
    so, our professors and teachers are giving us like intense revision and test, as our physics and chemistry are in every single day of the week (except chemistry on Thursday)
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    IGCSE? Where do you live?
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    yea i take the IGCSE-English(uk) curriculum for my secondary education, in Jakarta (British international school)-im certainly not Indonesian though, im an english person
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    Ah, I see. Well, that seems to be a silly way to prep you guys for the tests; cramming a lot of information into a relatively short period of time.
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    yea, that's why, we all thought it was an inefficient way of revising for the exams
    but our professors just dont heed in to us..
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