I couldn’t believe it, I had been working my butt off in those MyLab’s for my math class. There were a few areas that I wasn’t sure what the heck I was doing but the rest looked good. I was passing each assignment, then it happened. Late Friday Night I decided it was time to take the test, I was ready. I took the test, it seemed that everything I wrote was right and then I hit enter. When I hit enter it quickly grades the test and pops up with the grade. I got a 57%, that’s right an “F.”
So, why am I telling you that I failed this when I could’ve easily just let it slip on by? Because I told you I signed up, I’ve told you each time I started a new class, issues I had, when I switched from the campus to the online version, etc. I am not going to hide, I realized that night that I could not be perfect at everything when it came to studying. There might be times when I hit a subject in college that I don’t know a single thing and I will struggle. But you know what? Struggling doesn’t mean I’m bad, it doesn’t mean I am giving up, it just means I must work that much harder to improve.
I began going to college because it was a goal, something I wanted to achieve. I wasn’t even sure when I first signed up what I wanted to go in for, it took three times to finally get into a college and stay in. Why? We always moved and I had to drop college before the first class. This last time, I knew what I wanted. I want to work in the PR field, I love working with all the PR folks and would love to do that for a living. Math is a very important part in this business, especially if I ever want or decide to venture out on my own, so this is not a class I can just give up on. Currently I’m enrolled in Business Algebra and Personal Finance, yes, I’m well aware that I am in two math classes at once. No, I did not plan this, I’d never plan this.
That night, as I sat there staring at the screen and debating on whether I should cry, give up on the class and not care about my next grades, or do something it hit me. I would NOT let this FAIL me. I would not FAIL me. Saturday morning, we drove up to Barnes & Noble and bought “College Algebra Demystified” No, I’m not sure if it will help, but I’m the type of person that has to see a problem like this:
3x-3y=2 (and see the problem step by step)
I can’t stand when I’m trying to read an ebook and there may only be one example and they like to short cut it or it is written out in English and not like the problem above. I can follow along with pictures, but not words. This book is already coming in handy, I figure I’ll be purchasing many more like it in the future. So as you can see, I won’t stop, I’m going to keep on truckin.