I am struggling academically in school, I am struggling in my first year of university, what should I do to stop struggling in school? These are the questions most of the students have been asking for ages.
Most of the students in the university especially the first year students do complain they are finding it difficult to cope up with school works. Some of the signs are listed below. So if you see this signs, you don’t need a doctor to tell you that you are struggling academically.
In this article, you will see
- some of the signs that you are struggling in school
- Why most students struggle academically
- what you should do to improve.
10 Signs you are Struggling Academically in School
- When You decided to click on this article to read it.
- You have just finished writing jamb the 10th time and yet haven’t been admitted.
- You have automatically become an external WAEC, GCE, NECO and JUPEB candidate.
- You have chosen different course in different institutions every time you register for jamb.
- When you have decided to fail (FF) even in the simplest subject in your department.
- When you have the mentality that first class is of no use.
- You find yourself always sleeping in the classrooms / lecture halls.
- You have decided to buy computer games with your school fees.
- You are always feeling like giving up attending lectures
- You get nothing less than 5 carry overs in a semester.
A lot of persons will tell you that you are not managing your time properly. Yes. It is true. There are other things that makes a student struggle while in the university or any institution. Some of the things are:
Why You are Struggling academically in the University
If it happens that you are a victim, then these may be the reasons.
- You have chosen a course a you are not enjoying.
- Your unit load is far more than your mates.
- You fail to manage time properly.
- You have decided not to be serious.
- Low self-esteem is killing you.
1. You have chosen a course a you are not enjoying
So many students who were forced by their parents to study a course just to please them are mostly the victims of the struggles in the university. That’s mainly because are doing a course you aren’t particularly enjoying or involved with. This is usually the main reasons students struggle in the university.
2. Your Total unit load is far more than your mates.
The school has a system of assigning unit loads to students in the university. This allows students to know how to give attention to a particular course. Take for example, a course that has 3 unit load is far different than that of 2. When you sum up the total for all the courses you are offering, you get our total unit load. Victims of students who struggle in school find themselves engaging in one thing or the other. Ignorantly, this has a long way to drag you. You cannot
3. You fail to manage time properly
Time is money as they say. When you fail to appropriately manage time, time will turn to manage you.
4. You have decided not to be serious
When you decide not to be serious maybe to hurt your parents, and yourself, then struggling will be your friend.
5. Low self-esteem is killing you
The feeling of incapability or feeling less of yourself can cause you to struggle academically. When you see the performances of your course mates, fear grips you which can make you devalue yourself.
Diets to Help you Improve Academic struggles
Remember you are not the first person this is happening to and you are not going to be the last person. So therefore, some guys out there have come out with possible solutions. I have also added mine to this too.
- Try to Reduce your work load.
- Learn to Manage time properly. A personal calendar is helpful to keep track.
- Choose a right course of study.
- Learn to understand yourself and how it works.
- Become serious with your studies for once.
- Do have a good rest before going for classes the next morning.
- Make sure you make use of resources available to you.
- Read your textbooks and look at materials outside of class.
- Study smarter. Learn to relate to material, give it a different approach.
- Speak to your lecturers about it to get some advice from them.
- Join a study group. Make a study group if not.
- Assess your mental, emotional and physical health.
- Avoid thinking low of yourself. Think Big.
No serious student will be happy to struggle in school. That is why it is always good to get informed the right time before it is too late.
I will be happy to see you on top.