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Need help studying
Posted on: 03/12/2004
i tend to do a lot of studying but and feel good after each exam but when the results get out i always get d's i've always wanted to go higher but cant i dont know why.
This must be very discouraging. Sometimes it's simply a problem of not knowing how to study. Perhaps asking your teacher how to prepare for a specific test can help. Sometimes working with another student and really analyzing how they study can help. A common mistake is to have too superficial a knowledge of the material. You sort of know it but not with enough depth or mastery to really demonstrate you knowledge.
Another possibility is that you have a problem with attention, with processing or understanding how think about what you are learning. Some people have ideas in their head but have difficulty writing about them. These are different types of learning problems that occur in perfectly bright normal people. An educational psychologist or learning specialist can diagnose and help remediate some of these problems. You could ask the advisors at your school how you could get this kind of an evaluation. Trying to figure out HOW you learn is very important. Don't give up.