I have been at community college for 2 years now and I made really horrid grades.I don't know what I want to be anymore. low gpa I don't know what I can do nor do I know what I'm going for. I feel lost. help plz ... how do I choose what to study?
I graduated from a good high school with a 3.6gpa I got diagnosed with a brain tumor and after treatment I have not felt like doing anything. I can't focus how I used to so my thoughts are really scattered and all over the place. My CC gpa is a 1.3 as a result of that. I don't have the focus capacity to sit and test anymore. is there anything that can help with that?
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Are you well and healthy now? Or do you still have to go for treatment? The first thing would be to rule out any physical problems. Then, the emotional part of you. Have you seen a counselor, or is that something you would consider? Being diagnosed with something as dramatic as a brain tumor could really be shocking and could contribute to feelings of unworthiness, etc. about life. Talking to a counselor can help. Also, you might have other problems going on that you don't know about, such as ADHD, which a counselor can test you for. So the first thing is to rule out physical problems, then look at possible emotional effects and anything such as ADHD, dyslexia, etc. that might be making it hard to focus. Then look at getting enough sleep at night, a good diet, exercise, and good family life and recreation with friends. Once you have had time to consider all these areas, you can decide which ones to improve or work on to make things better for yourself. Also, it would be good to talk to your teachers at the community college and tell them the situation. They may be able to help in some way. Lastly, I would encourage you to talk to your loved ones about things and also spend some time (alone if need be) thinking about what you want out of life and how it's going so far. Hope this helps!
I would suggest taking things a little slower at first and set yourself smaller goals. Maybe take one class that you know you really enjoy and see how that goes. Re-learn how to study, take tests, and teach your brain to focus.
If nothing else, consider slowing down at school and taking it one class at a time. Hopefully, this will help you to gain control and perhpas some confidence to keep going if it turns out well. Good luck to you!
I would say to look through your transcript and pick out the classes which you either enjoy or have done well in and shoot for something around there! As far as focusing on a single task what I can suggest is to avoid tasks or items that you may find distracting!! Basically what I found this to be for me was my campus library! I would sit there with my class books or in front of my computer and every time I lifted my head to look around I would just see other people reading or studying. And cramming for tests? Well thats time management and prioritizing your day. What time you do have after a full work day yo have to prioritize your work in! (I did it - it's doable!) You might have to cut out some social life to keep up with class work if time is of the essence though!
I am not a doctor or a psychiatrist. But my Mom had brain tumor. It was not diagnosed until late in her life. She had 6 kids and was a physician. She had the tumor for 13 years and she would get severe headaches. But she never stopped. Until late in her life she started getting hallucinations. She would stop going to work until the hallucinations were there, for a month and then went back to work. She was never depressed or gave up anything in her life. She lived a full successful life of 65 years, as a physician for 35 years, Wife for 36 years and a Mother. I admire her; she is my HERO, my role model.
At this point, I would say dont despair. Live each day to the fullest, always happy and count your blessings. As far as the career goes anybody could get low grades, so start a fresh. Choose the courses that you have a passion for and the talents that you have to work on those passions. This will give you the motivation to work hard and put your 100%. Choose your career that will make you Happy.