self testing

my life

what in self deprecation
what in sleep deprivation
what in endless education
what in constant irritation
what in too many obligations
what in test preparation
what in awkward situations
what in exaggeration
what in no organization
what in no communication
what in too much information

don’t let a bad grade make you think any less of yourself.

What to do when you get a bad grade

1. Don’t mope around and keep beating yourself up. That will only distract you from your studying, and stop you from doing your best in other subjects.

2. Remember a bad grade is only a bad grade. It doesn’t mean you’re worthless or have failed as a person.

3. Try and find a way to let your feelings out through some kind of physical activity. For example, through running, jogging, or going to the gym.

4. Aim to do better on the next test you have. There will still be other tests where you can get a higher mark. Maybe see it as a wake-up call, and change your study habits.

5. Try and figure out why you received the bad grade. Do you need to study more, or to learn some new techniques? Did you not fully understand the course material? Did you just have a bad day, or were you tired or feeling sick?

6. Get extra help from your teachers if you need it. Most of them are happy to answer students’ questions.

7. Be determined to keep going and to persevere. It’s easier to do well with a good attitude.

Don’t let one letter on a piece of paper define your intelligence. You’re smarter than you give yourself credit for.

for self-insert weekend day 2, two ace nerds on a platonic teahouse date (decaf for Mordin). i like to think we’d be the sort of friends who are super close to the point where everyone assumes we’re dating so we just roll with it.  

“Recently engaged actually. Wedding in spring. Thinking of eggshell and mauve for color scheme.”

“What? No, babe, I thought we agreed on ivory and emerald…”