So I’m a college student and recently I haven’t been doing well in any of my classes. I’m failing 3 of my 4 classes and it’s really got me freaked out. My other class I have a D in, and I also happen to have a test on Monday. Now in this class, we have 5 tests which are worth 90% of our final grade and the homework is worth the other 10%.
I also work an average of 23 hours a week and I have an 8 hour shift tomorrow, however I’m extremely paranoid about failing this test. Should I call out of work tomorrow so I can study or should I go ahead and go to work and hope for the best?
If you're able to call out of work, then yes you should. Your grades come first because they'll help your future. If you can do well on these tests and recover your grades, you'll broaden your options when it comes to future careers. It might be a bit of a hassle in the short term, but in the long term the marks will definitely pay off because these grades will be stuck on your transcript forever.
I would say definitely call out of work because otherwise you are just not giving yourself that fair chance for doing well in this test. Just think what is more important work or this test? Will it matter if I miss this one day of work? or will it matter if I screw up this test? The thing I have found with my final year of school that I am completing at the moment is that it is necessary to prioritise things. Things from work and social activities to the actual work you are given. If you are getting bombarded with homework that is only worth 10% just scrap it and use that time to work on the test that is worth a whole lot more! Good luck and if you need any help just feel free to message me :)