Feeling like don't want to study anymore

@Hubfee (665)
Thailand
January 22, 2010 2:50am CST
It seems that when I put my extra effort for studying is not much different than before when I don't study hard at all. It shows that the result is still the same no matter what I strive to study harder. It quite depressed me to give up striving for school. It seems my effort is useles. I think I feel better for just have passing grade without puting my effort than to feel down that I put my effort but still get just passing grade.
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19 responses
• United States
22 Jan 10
Sometimes I go through this. I start the quarter with full determination. I study hard, but then some questions on the exams seem so twisted that I give up. Last quarter I was doing totally great. However, at the last moment my professor decided to give us online final exam. I was doing it nicely when suddenly my internet started acting up. In the end I got F on it. This brought down my grade A to C. Another one was accounting information technology class. The questions were all accounting related. I flunked the first one because most of what my professor gave us were not from the book and most of them had too many meanings in many different professional fields. However, I didn't give in. I studied very hard for the final exam and ended up with a B+. Yet I got a C as a the main grade. Sometimes I feel it is the fault of the professors and not ours. We are ready to work hard, but they must also cooperate with us.
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@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
TRUEEEE! huhuhuhu I feel like I'm seeing myself. That's why it's making me feel like my effort is useless. I may understand if it's may not be enough but at least I should have seen a good result from the effort that I put a lot that's why I'm feeling down about studying.
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• United States
23 Jan 10
I have no interest in trying hard anymore. I have decided to kind of go with the flow. If there is an exam I will study, but I won't try too hard to remember everything. I will accept whatever grade I get. I have had enough.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I see, not only me who feel this deseperate. hope our school life will be getting all right.
@dirky007 (101)
• China
22 Jan 10
Sometimes we have to learn, and i am to have a certain degreee of prssure.So we will have a sense a urgency, and we will make a plan for our study,i think it does good to us.
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• Philippines
22 Jan 10
I agree =)
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
I agree too. now am getting the fire of motivation for studying since a lot of people have been giving willpower and good advises. I just hope it won't be gone on next Monday hehe.
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@megamatt (14323)
• United States
22 Jan 10
I actually found that I get better value out of the class when I pay attention to the lecture and take notes. In a way, I am studying a little bit at a time as the class happens. So, I don't have to beat my brain trying to cram anything. When I try and study leading up to the test officially, it tends to lead to less than spectacular results. Still passing but a bit disappointing on my part. So I think the method that I mentioned above works better, at least for me.
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@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I just feel I didn't good responds from my classes though I pay more attention. That's why I feel bored. Anyway it's true, to pay attention inside the classroom helps a lot in study.
@foumi7 (45)
• India
22 Jan 10
really my friend... my thoughts are haunting me like anything...i dont want o study any more. but remember .............. the value of something is known,only we have lost it. after ur studies only,u came to know the importance.... so dont get bored up........... its a part of life
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@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
Ok part of life hmmm hmmm thank you foumi7 I'll remembe this.
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• Philippines
22 Jan 10
I feel for you, studying is really hard especially when you think you deserve a high grade for your best efforts but still you gain just an average grade.. Maybe the advice I can give you is to relate your study to personal experiences.. Although I know grades are still important, for me it's just numbers.. it won't tell who you really are.. however it should not be our ticket to tardiness.. it's still important if we relate our studies to real life situations such as the question "how can our study contribute to employment" and things like that ;) And for teachers alike I think it would be good if they also put an extra grade to hardworking students because in the end HARDWORK is still important than INTELLIGENCE. :) Just an opinion :) I hope it helped. Take care and God bless you on your studies..
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
I agree with you that grade is just numbers. it won't tell who I really am. But since I am the last one among my friends who still study and have one more year to go, I put my effort more to get high grade as inspiration in studying. I don't want to feel more depressed about being late graduate among friends. I transferd my course, since that time I became slower than my friend for 2 and half years. if you are in my situation, do you think you will feel depress that all of your friend finish studying already but I am the only one still do?
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• Philippines
22 Jan 10
We are in the same situation actually:) My original batch mates have graduated a year ago and I will be graduating on March... at first, it was reallllyyyy hard!!! I get depressed most of the time because I admit it was my fault, I didn't study hard because I didn't like my course. But you see, as long as you do your part--you go to school early, you pass the requirements on time, and you put extra-effort in your studies..... and you LEARN from the lesson and you get grades you deserve, then it's all good I guess:) Things happen for a reason.. as for me, those failures in my studies just made me a stronger person.. at least my time has been extended to prepare for the real world--which is the workplace.. to gain a lot of experiences within my delayed years.. to wait patiently... and the chance to meet a lot of people being an irregular student.:) This also changed my views on studies... it didn't make me grade conscious though, but it just taught me that life is not just about school.. that's why I didn't like school though:) because like what I said--grades won't tell who you really are. Just an opinion.. but I still believe that a student should study hard of course ;) I hope I helped you somehow with your situation.. God bless you friend
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
Maybe just think about studying like you're in the workplace.. you do your job despite the stress...
@varron (453)
• Philippines
22 Jan 10
I also felt what you felt. Sometimes we feel lazy about our studies, may be because were bored of doing some school works and we must need a break. A break is needed when you are tired of doing things over and over again. Studying means a lot of paper works, assignments, quizzes and things that need to studied and memorized. I think we miss the outside world and having a break means making your self refresh again.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
I think so. But this is just January. I just had vacation during new year break. I feel like there are many more things to do and although I put my effort to do every requirement, it's still not what I expected. I feel like I can just deserve the same result though I don't study harder.
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@dirky007 (101)
• China
22 Jan 10
Lasiness is the common enemy lying there for us all,our task is to resist properly and skillfully.We can provide ourself a reward after doing a pivatal task,such as having a more delicious meal than usuall. As to learning,we need to deal the relationship of rest and study.After a certain perioad of learning, we goto have a break,thus promoting our efficiency.
• United States
22 Jan 10
Nah, sometimes it is not the laziness. It is just the materials covered in the class. If they are not interesting many of us just get bored and confused about the class.
@cintoy (1014)
• Indonesia
23 Jan 10
do you ever read the book "the secret"?? it's your mind that makes you like this no matter how hard you try if you don't put your mind into this... you will just stay the same. try to read books about "mind mapping". it's (according to me) the best way to learn something faster and permanent. the method is very easy and the result is wonderful. people all over the world are using this method now. Its effective. Try it
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I never heard about mind mapping before but I read the secret before. And I think I was too optimistic that's why I got so disappointed. However "the secret" is really a great book and helps me see a lot of points of views.
@cintoy (1014)
• Indonesia
25 Jan 10
Yep. it's a wonderful book. Mind mapping is to make the lesson/material you are going to learn by mapping (drawing scheme, diagram, pictures, ways, etc) so that you can remember the process just by seeing pictures. and this map will be sticking to your mind forever.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
22 Jan 10
well you have to change your goal. If your original goal is to pass then change it not to pass but to pass by a higher grade. What I mean is if a C is good aim for an A to be better.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I think that's what I did and it turns out making me down. I study harder not just to pass that's why I put more effort but still the same result. Nothing is different for being more active inside the classroom, only make me feel down.
@tap0991 (2767)
• United States
23 Jan 10
ahh now i see what your saying well here is another thing. Getting good grades pays off in the end so you have to have a goal at the end you want to reach. A good college accepting you or getting a good job because you are more qualified.
@spoof10 (40)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
I think almost all student feels the same. I never study but I get passing grade but when I study it is still the same so why study?
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
true! your opinion is what in my mind. hehehe
@Ladyslipper (1330)
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
Hi Hubfee! I understand how you feel. However, you should not give up. You should not feel bad about it. Sometimes all we need is a break. If you don't feel like studying don't force yourself to do so. Why? Because if you really don't feel like doing it no matter how hard you force your self to concentrate and focus it will not work. My advise to you is to make your studying habit fun and interesting. Here is what I usually do when I study when I was still in school. While reading I create a short exam for my self. It could be multiple choice, matching type, fill in the blanks, etc. After that, I would answer the exam I created and then I would go over the book again checking my answers. It also helps to study with a friend. I used to study with my best friend. We would go over the subject and then after reading we will ask questions to each other. :)
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
Hmmm I see. I'll do that. I think it will make me interest to study more somehow. Thank you Ladyslipper.
• India
23 Jan 10
If you work hard with extra effort but no improvement in results then instead of putting extra hour, have an effective study approach. It means study effectively with analysis and better understanding. In classes instead of only listening the lecture, you ask questions and clarify your doubt instantly. This will make your study very interesting. Have discussions over a difficult topic among your friends. Practise selected questions for exams. So whatever time you spend on studies,do with full concentration. Then success will be at your feet. Aboveall , if you practise meditation atleast for 30 minutes twice a day, it will elevate your concentration, will power and make you active and confident. Then you will definitely be one step ahead among your friends.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
Hmmm I think that's somehow a problem of mine. When I asked something seems some of my instructors didn't really try to understand what I ask. Of course, I try my best to ask properly. It's quite embarrass to ask something but things turn out to be not understood. It kills m courages in asking questions.
• Philippines
23 Jan 10
I STILL feel what you feel. I'm a graduating senior. It's as if my professors are putting the added pressure on me on purpose. My father keeps reminding me that the finish line is only a fews away and that I should keep running long enough just so I can cross it.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I'm sure you will cross it!
@edu4625 (188)
• United States
22 Jan 10
Maybe you aren't studying correctly. There are books that you can get which tell you how to have good study habits. There is definitely a technique to improving your study habits. You must do it consistently to get the best results and you should not overstudy at one time. I would encourage you to not give up. Studying most definitely pays off.
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
I believe you. I won't give up but hmmm I think I still feel disappointed with school.
@ccet26 (92)
• India
22 Jan 10
yaa sometimes i have got this feeling but by not studying for long time i feel bored and ultimately starts studying........
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
23 Jan 10
Hmmm like get sinking deeper and deeper for laziness?
• Malaysia
22 Jan 10
Hi Hubfee Just few advise for you , study does'nt mean you have to study 24 hour , you have to study SMART ! You got what i mean ? Use your mind to study , not just sit and there and read and keep force yourself to rememeber it You have to understand it , not just remember Just my 2 cent
@Hubfee (665)
• Thailand
22 Jan 10
Thank you for the tips muchaelng. I'm not just sitting study or keep reading a book. I'm not the type of reader. But I participate inside the classroom. I get the ideas in the discussion but it just that there's no differences between participate or concentrate more inside the classroom. The outcome is still the same with the past that I just had 10minutes reading before an exam, no review, no expectation because never study.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 10
I have been in your position. I agree, there are times no matter how hard you work thre is still times that you still get an average mark. It so hard to study I admit, there are times your study technique didn't work, and there are times it worked. if you can feel you can't do it, then don't do it. Ask a help from a friend. Don't study that serious , you have to take a break from it to avoid stress.AFter a job well done and you achieve your passing mark, reward yourself. Treat yourself . If there are times you don't want to study , take a break, do your thing that can remove your stress and if you are ready be back and study.
@tanchyka (213)
• Slovenia
31 Jan 10
I feel like that the whole time. But it's the best feeling when you study hard and you pass an exam, I'm really happy when that happens. So that makes it worth while. I often ask myself when am I possibly going to need this in my life, when I'm studying something, but I have to master the material no matter what.
• United States
25 Jan 10
School and studying can take it's toll on you. Hang in there and work hard :)
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
23 Jan 10
this feeling definitely comes at least once when we're studying. i too have felt this way a number of times as well. there was once when i was 15, i was taking on a subject where i kept failing. i always used to get average grades, not that high but not that low either. so when i got a fail grade, and that too for one and a half years, you can understand how i felt then. it was already embarassing to fail for so long without any improvement. i felt like giving up that subject but there was only 6 months left till my final year. so i thought it a waste and decided to not aim high. so long as i could just pass, or at least, make my grades a little better than before, i'd be fine. and thus, my target was set. my aim for the exam was to get a passing grade if possible. borderline pass would be enough to satisfy me. i started going for tutoring lessons privately with a friend. during the tuition 'tests', i sometimes did well which really boosted up my morale and confidence and made me want to try out more questions. when i got them correct, i felt satisfied and felt as if i was becoming better. when my results came out, i passed but it wasn't a borderline pass. it was actually an a grade. at that moment, i felt really glad that i didn't up then. that's why, don't be depressed that you are not doing well despite your efforts. the results for all your hard work, will show itself one day. if it's not sooner, then it'll be later. have an aim, a target. that will help a lot. well it seems i'm rambling a little too much. best of luck.