Today i failed in my exam

India
July 31, 2008 5:36am CST
Today i am feeling worse because i failed my exam . It was my mistake of not studing everyday. I only study the day before exam. Do you had a similar feeling and experience?
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11 responses
• Indonesia
31 Jul 08
hi pratheep, i am sorry to hear that. yeah i got several similar experiences when i still studied. i need a long time to realize that studying regularly is important. i just used to study a whole night before the exam. i get better marks after trying to study regularly and do lots of solving problems exercises. good luck!
@a3sachin (531)
• India
31 Jul 08
I know how u feel man.... i lost a year.... its feels really bad... there is only one way to get over wit this..... look at the bright side n do whatever it takes to stand up again.... v learn t our lesson the hard was... just make sure this doesnt happen again.... i know it can be hard but what the heck? there is more to life than just this..... so get over it n work twice as hard to get back... take this as a wake up call...... all the best....
@dhevasena (144)
1 Aug 08
First of all, its just an exam and now you have identified where you have gone wrong! You will be using this experiance for your future exams and so will study better and be more prepared.Of course everyone has had some sort of exam failure in the past.. we all have to learn from our mistakes and go on.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
1 Aug 08
Cheer up man, nothing has been lost or failed everything can be regained. I am also a student, who rushes to freinds house to get syllabus before the day of exam. See in studies, there is no need of studying in everyday or hardwork. Major thing is that you need to understand the concept and usage. Try to spend time with a expert not your own teacher, basically a big brother/sister who completed studies, A small spare time of them make you understand a dull subject interesting and feel a great attraction towards studies. I too had similar problems, now i am most interested on studies. have a good start.
@movicont (495)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Yeah, this can be quite frustrating. I do hope you can make up for the exam grade with better ones soon. I recall failing a lot of exams due to lack of study last semester. I think I just lost the motivation to study, as the weekly tests left me no room for breathing. However, by not studying, I just did worse and worse on each progressive test, ultimately culminating with me doing badly in the course in general. It also led me to feel depressed and angry at myself for my poor decision-making habits.
@rg6254 (4)
31 Jul 08
I know exactly how you mean. Over the pond in the UK we dont get our exam results till like2 months after. So you have ages to contemplate how the exam went. I get mine in august and at the time i thought i aced it but now im certain i failed its that horrible feelign that i didnt do enough and stuff. but apparently revising helps and its probaly true but i slacked off but i know exactly how you feel, in the earlier years of school i used to do my studying on the bus to school then i would fail it. still never mind thats life
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
been through that a lot of times when i was still studying!hehe good thing i was able to finish college in 4 years with my bad study hadit. but really, don't worry about it anymore. there is nothing much that you can do about that exam anyway. what you can do is to do better in the next exams to cover up for the failing grade that you had. am not the studious type when i was a student, but whenever there is an examintaion, i make sure to pass it. it's never too late, you can still make up for that failed exam. just do better nextime. try to study your notes everyday, that will help you retain more of the lessons than doing cramming a night before the test!hehe goodluck with your studies and happy my lotting!:)
@shanemre (357)
• Saudi Arabia
31 Jul 08
Failing an exam is part of the student life (just try not to make it a habit) :) I think that the most effective way of studying is when you don't memorize. What I do is during discussions, I make sure I understand and remember the lesson well. And then like you, I study a day before the exam, I try to remember but not necessarily memorize. Also, the environment where you study at plays an important role too. I don't see anything wrong with your study habits. Maybe you were just pressured on the time left for you to study. Its just a matter of time management. If you fail in your exam, then use it as a challenge to do a lot better next time. Good luck on your next exam. You can do better next time. :)
@nilouette (635)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yes I do. But what I did was to use that experience as a reminder that if I don't do anything about it then I would definitely feel that way again in the future.
@naseeha (1385)
• India
31 Jul 08
If you want to pass in your exam you have to work hard at it.. i USed to study regularly for my class tests and that made it easy for me to study when i had to study a lot of material for the big exam..You can try that way..
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
31 Jul 08
Yes, but I see to it that I absorb the basics everyday, so even if I cram and study only before the exam, I don't fail frequently. And I pray before an exam, it helps to boost my confidence and sometimes have divine intervention. Anyways I'm sorry for that exam. But you must keep on studying, don't be down. Just keep it up and learn from your mistakes.
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
31 Jul 08
I know exactly what you are going through and I also know exactly how you feel. I have been in your place twice already, and I also find it hard to cope with the feeling of guilt, disappointment and even fear. If this is the first time you failed an exam, it must be very difficult to take it in (just like me when I failed my first exam last year). When that happens, we will normally ask ourselves a lot of questions such as "How can this happen to me?", "What do I tell my parents?" and so on. But as I got over all those feelings mentioned earlier, I found out that failure itself has a reason, and it is meant to give us a lesson in some ways and make us work harder to get that elusive "pass" grade. Now that the exam has passed and you can't do anything to change the previous result, try your best to study and find out what actually went wrong in the exam and buck up on the area you are lacking. If you have a supplementary paper coming up, start studying hard now so that you will be prepared for it and you will have no regrets later. Good luck and all the best, my friend! PS: You can also go to my profile and look for my discussion that has the title "I failed in my exams for the first time in my life!". It has quite a lot of good advice I got from other mylot members, and it will be useful for you too.