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You Failed An Exam: Is it Really the End of the World?

Chances are you have probably failed a test, quiz or exam at one point or another. If you haven’t, bravo, but if you have then you understand the feeling of anxiety and panic thinking that there is no way you can overcome such a huge blow to your grade. However, there is a way that you can make up for those points and possibly avoid receiving an F in the future.

  1. Staying on top of your homework in the beginning of the semester/quarter will alleviate future problems. There is a reason for homework, although some people call it busy work. Homework is designed for you to refresh your memory about what you learned in class that day, and to bring back any questions you may have about your assignment. Homework to a student is what exercise is to an athlete – they go hand-in-hand. In order for an athlete to grow, he or she has to exercise and practice. In the same, we have homework and assignments so that we are practicing the material before an exam is given. Nothing feels worse than getting an exam where you are unsure about over 50 percent of the questions.
  2. Reach out for help from your professors. They’re not scary people who will look down upon you for letting them know that you don’t understand the course material. If you fail an exam, go to your professor and ask them about the reason you received low marks on some of your questions. Ask them what you can do next time to improve, and let them know that you’re struggling. Keeping quiet and hiding in the back of the classroom doesn’t prove to the professor that you actually care about your grade. Faculty members more than likely will not approach their students, so it’s wise to show them that you care by letting them know you’re having difficulties understanding what their teaching.
  3. Be honest about the decisions you are making. This point is for the people who blame everyone else but themselves for failing their exam. Simply put: if you choose to go out and party knowing you have an exam at 8 a.m., then that’s your prerogative. However, if you fail that exam the next day or miss taking the test, then that’s your fault. It’s your responsibility to make choices based upon priorities that you have and the impression you want to make. Professors are very keen on knowing the students who legitimately try to learn the course material versus the ones who are just taking a class because they’re required to do so.
  4. Never give up on yourself. Failing an exam is rough, and makes you feel like all of the studying in the world isn’t good enough. In fact, a lot of students will give up on themselves after receiving an F because they feel like they will never learn the course material. However, beating yourself up for something that you didn’t fully understand is not going to solve the problem or make you ready for the next exam. Take the time to find out what the problems were so that you can fix them and be prepared for your next test. By pushing forward you will find that it isn’t the end of the world and that you can succeed after failing an exam.

-Compton

I’m reading Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics

Textbook Rentals Are Taking Over at eCampus.com (infographic)

Over the next three weeks, college students (and their parents) will spend more than $3 billion on the most essential of all winter back-to-school items: textbooks. The average student spends nearly $700 on textbooks for the new semester, but an increasing number are bringing these costs down by renting their textbooks instead. Textbook rentals hardly existed four years ago, but they now account for nearly 48% of all sales.  By renting textbooks students can save 60-80% off the list price.  Rent your textbooks from eCampus.com and see why so many students are excited about saving tons of cash this semester! To view the full infographic click here.

 

Buy New & Used or Rent From eCampus.com!

eCampus.com is getting ready for the rush! School is back in session! We know you will be needing textbooks, so click over to eCampus.com to find all the books you need! We offer students the option of new textbooks, used textbooks, rent textbooks, and etextbooks! Get your books while they are in stock!!

Also be checking back for coupons and discounts!

Good luck this semester!

 

With love,
Kat VonD

I’m reading Fundamentals of Financial Management

Who wants a Free iPad?

eCampus.com wants to say thank you to all of its customers, and what better way to do that than giving away a piece of the hottest new technology. eCampus.com is giving away a free iPad to 3 lucky students this summer. Every student selling a used textbook to eCampus.com this spring will be entered to win; one entry per book. Students can also become Facebook fans of eCampus.com to receive an additional entry into the contest.

The iPad can be used to view any eTextbook that eCampus.com sells. Just get the Coursesmart application and your ready to go. You can highlight, take notes, and even search through the text for keywords. Awesome.

eCampus.com pays more for books than anyone else, and they buy back more titles than anyone else. It’s a no brainer. Sell your textbooks to eCampus.com, and you might win an iPad.

Good Luck!!

 

SeanJohn

I’m reading Environment: The Science Behind the Scenes

Books Aren’t Just For Reading

Book Art
As a student in college I am always using books, whether it be for class or just for fun reading. I’ve recently stumbled upon some alternative uses for any extra reading material you might be finished with or just have laying around.

Furniture gets dirty in college so new clean stuff is always good to have. Check out this pic of some furniture made out of old books.
Book Chair
Old books as art. Creative minds can create some crazy stuff, check out this book art.
Pop-up Book
And if you are like me and don’t have time to do something creative with your books, sell them back to eCampus.com for cash.

 

SeanJohn

I am reading Understanding Human Communication