Advice for Finals.
If finals got you down, stop worrying about them. Do the best you can do, and leave the rest to history.
If you know looking at grades is going to make you upset or discourage you from finishing, don’t look at them. Wait until the very end. Don’t log in, don’t check that report card. The last thing you need to do is screw up on future finals because of emotional distress over something that you can’t change.
You can’t look back, you can’t regret what you did, because chances are if given a second chance you would do things the same exact way and study the same exact thing. Don’t think to yourself “one more question, if I got one more question I would have gotten half a grade higher” or “dang I changed it from the right answer to the wrong answer” because while you were in that test room, you believed in every answer you put and when you changed that one answer you believed you would get it right. What has happened, happened. If a time-machine existed, believe me, I would be the first to use it. But they don’t. Time moves only forward, stop trying to move backwards.
Law school, medical school, pharm school, graduate school, whatever professional school. They will see you for who you are, not for that one single bad grade you got in that one specific class that one semester of that one year that is in size ten font on one corner of your transcript. So stop stressing yourself out because stress isn’t going to help anything. Ten years from now it won’t matter what grade you made in a class, what will matter is what you learned from it and the memories you built along the way.
You are more than a grade. Treat yourself well.
Well said, Zainab! ♥