Umhi sorry to bother but I think I may have just failed a Latin test and it's the 3rd thing I've failed this year and I have papers coming up but I'm afraid I won't get stuff done and my parents will be mad and I just got video game privileges back from the last two.... Do you have any studying/schoolwork advice? i'm really scared (´；Д；｀)
Okay look. You’re about to hear an advice from a student, a 16 year old. So i dont really know if what im about to say its okay or not.
But please, believe me when i say you can do it. Maybe you are not paying enough attention to class. Maybe you get distracted easily. And it okay. It doesn’t makes you a bad student. Repeat that to yourself.
Listen, last year i SUCKED at math. I never understood ANYTHING. But this year i’ve been getting so much better. Wanna know why?
Because i started asking. I started raising my voice.
If you don’t understand something you ask. It doesn’t makes you look dumb. Seriously.
If you’re afraid to raise your hand, just stand up, and go straight to the teacher. You tell them if they can explain again.
BELIEVE ME. THEY DON’T GET ANNOYED. ITS THEIR JOB. They don’t think you’re stupid! They are actually glad that you’re asking! You’re in school for a reason! To learn!!
They are not going to think “Wow, They didn’t understand that? They are so dumb!” NO. They don’t. Some of them are having the same struggles as you. But they are also afraid to ask.
And if someone DARES to laugh at you for not knowing something the teacher will most likely make them shut the fuck up.
If school itself isn’t enough, you can go to the internet. Always. You can ask your parents, your friends. There’s always someone who will help you.
It might be TEDIOUS AS HELL. But its totally worth it. Because when you finally understand, you get, like, SO HAPPY because you finally can do your homework, you can finally be sure about the question of that goddamn test that once gave you anxiety by just looking at the first question.
And one last thing; School is NOT about memorizing stuff. Its about learning. Step by step, little by little.
We are moving slowly, but we are moving.
Please remember that you are not a bad student just because don’t understand some things.