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I am having college trouble can you please give me some advice?

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June 20, 2019 / By Newt
Question: I have been doing very bad in college and I am currently in academic probation and I failed 2 classes this semester and I am afraid they will kick me out of college. I am panicking and having anxiety attack. Please give me some advice.My parents said they will kick me out if I fail.This was I believe my last chance to pass. I tried everything I went to tutoring and went to study group. Studied my butt off. But the problem with me is that I am very forgetful so I kind of forget after a while and when I get my test I blank out and panic.
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Kirby Kirby | 9 days ago
Having too much pressure can also make yourself being forgetful sometimes. People don't remember things easily, unless the things give you strong impression to your mind. According to some psychology self-help books, average human being's information storage is limited to seven things per day. You can remember many things for few minuets to hours, but these new information will be discarded automatically if the new coming information aren't very important things to you at that time. So the best way to keep these information in your memory storage is to recall your memories every minutes or hours at a time, until these short-term memories become long-term memories. If you have problem with concentrating on things, you may want to test to see if you have ADD/ADHD. People with ADD/ADHD can't pay attention to one thing at a time, because their mind is quite busy all the time. While average people can think one thing at a time, people with ADD/ADHD can think many things at a time. So it can be good and bad sometimes. If this sounds like you, you should go see a doctor for that. They will prescribe you some pills to take which will help you concentrate more. You can get yourself paying attention by training your mind as I mentioned in the beginning if you don't want to rely on medication. I also recommend that you exercise (physical) regularly, and eat as healthy as possible (avoid junk food). This will help you balance your mind and body. Most of the time physical imbalance can cause mental imbalance. Edit 1: You are panicked during the test, because you are afraid of the worst case of the consequence. The more you think about the worst cases, the less information you can recall. I wouldn't surprise your poor performance from anxiety, since you are too busy thinking about something bad may happens when you are supposed to think about what you should be doing. The best trick to deal with your anxiety is to imagine you are doing great on the exams, before your tests begin. Edit 2: You might be making things harder to memorize things than it should be if you are simply trying to memorize what you see without understanding things. Everybody gets frustrated with things don't make sense. Ask yourself questions start with what, when, who, where, how, etc. If you can't find an answer you need on textbooks, go online to find one. Edit 3: Make yourself interested in the subject is what many smart students do. Everybody is interested in something that is related to himself or herself. The best way to make yourself interested in the subject is to relate yourself to the subject you are studying. For example; when you are studying how to solve algebra problems, you can relate the problems to your own financial plan, your weight loss plan, etc. You can also imagine the real situation that you have to plan out your finance. This will seriously make you feel like you have to learn how to calculate things on your own. You should also take a look at this for your anxiety; http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murph... Good luck!
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Kirby Originally Answered: I am having college trouble can you please give me some advice?
Having too much pressure can also make yourself being forgetful sometimes. People don't remember things easily, unless the things give you strong impression to your mind. According to some psychology self-help books, average human being's information storage is limited to seven things per day. You can remember many things for few minuets to hours, but these new information will be discarded automatically if the new coming information aren't very important things to you at that time. So the best way to keep these information in your memory storage is to recall your memories every minutes or hours at a time, until these short-term memories become long-term memories. If you have problem with concentrating on things, you may want to test to see if you have ADD/ADHD. People with ADD/ADHD can't pay attention to one thing at a time, because their mind is quite busy all the time. While average people can think one thing at a time, people with ADD/ADHD can think many things at a time. So it can be good and bad sometimes. If this sounds like you, you should go see a doctor for that. They will prescribe you some pills to take which will help you concentrate more. You can get yourself paying attention by training your mind as I mentioned in the beginning if you don't want to rely on medication. I also recommend that you exercise (physical) regularly, and eat as healthy as possible (avoid junk food). This will help you balance your mind and body. Most of the time physical imbalance can cause mental imbalance. Edit 1: You are panicked during the test, because you are afraid of the worst case of the consequence. The more you think about the worst cases, the less information you can recall. I wouldn't surprise your poor performance from anxiety, since you are too busy thinking about something bad may happens when you are supposed to think about what you should be doing. The best trick to deal with your anxiety is to imagine you are doing great on the exams, before your tests begin. Edit 2: You might be making things harder to memorize things than it should be if you are simply trying to memorize what you see without understanding things. Everybody gets frustrated with things don't make sense. Ask yourself questions start with what, when, who, where, how, etc. If you can't find an answer you need on textbooks, go online to find one. Edit 3: Make yourself interested in the subject is what many smart students do. Everybody is interested in something that is related to himself or herself. The best way to make yourself interested in the subject is to relate yourself to the subject you are studying. For example; when you are studying how to solve algebra problems, you can relate the problems to your own financial plan, your weight loss plan, etc. You can also imagine the real situation that you have to plan out your finance. This will seriously make you feel like you have to learn how to calculate things on your own. You should also take a look at this for your anxiety; http://www.murphys-laws.com/murphy/murph... Good luck!

Huxley Huxley
Is there any targeted area that is troubling you, or simply they all? Maybe do the whole lot you'll be able to to calm your self down earlier than checks - take a 20 min holiday to hear calming tune and use respiring leisure approaches for the duration of the checks (aka breathe deeply). If you are not able to suppose of the reply, simply transfer on and are available again later - mostly there are questions afterward within the experiment if you want to aid you reply prior questions. When you research, attempt to make it lively - do not simply cross over notes however reply questions, do disorders, talk aloud or write out matters so that you get it for your muscle reminiscence. If you are having main issue seeing that you may have panic assaults within the checks then possibly you must see a psychologist and so they could aid you out. Though if those are your finals proper now that is a bit overdue... your moms and dads is not going to kick you out if in case you have a mental predicament despite the fact that, that is simply merciless. Either method, well success :/ I do not know what else to inform you and I have got to hold learning for my final last...
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Eryk Eryk
That is a really good question, and one I am sure is concerning you deeply. I did poor in high school for a number of reasons such as working a part-time job, playing full-time sports, and being bombarded with homework. I recently took some graduate level courses over learning and cognition. What you have said is not unusual for most people, and I know that I like to just free my mind of all the life-stressors, get good sleep, eat a proper diet, take a few vitamin supplements, get a little exercise routine going, and KEEP THINGS FUN. This works best for me. Herbal supplements are generally daily vitamin and omega-3 fat foods. As a graduate of MS-Psychology - it would be unethical for me to give you "clinical advice". However, from my own experiences - I will let you know that in my pursuit of a doctorate - I am aware that retaining all the information is difficult, and unlikely for most people. I don't stress to much because you will find that it hurts you more. Just maintaining a course that keeps you at your goals is probably best and being realistic about them. I earned a 3.46 GPA for associates degree in business, 3.76 GPA - BA-Psy, and currently 3.86 GPA MS-Psy. (In high school my GPA was 2.4) LOL In my opinion, you should visit your university counselor and see if you can get some help with what is commonly called "test anxiety." Most universities offer free sessions for students, and most importantly you don't have anything to lose to explore advice from them. They have the experience from thousands of students like us. Sometimes internal and external factors can cause memory lapse such as stress, mental fatigue, poor diet, and not enough exercise.
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Conner Conner
Maybe you should drop the classes you are failing and get no grade. This way you can take easier classes until you figure out how to apply yourself better. There are classes a chipmunk could pass. It may take you longer to finish but it is better than being kicked out.
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