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    Organize got a reaction from dinkaldoo in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
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    Organize reacted to beepboopbot in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    My moms like: you want eggs? You want bread? You want rice? You want breakfast? You want water?
    Me: no no no no I want emails :((((((((
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    Organize reacted to fremulon in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    BRING ME THANOS MY REJECTION
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    Organize reacted to PD23 in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    Oh heartbreaking... but I knew it was over after game 3. Fingers crossed that some better news arrives this morning. #UniversityOfLeBronto
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    Organize reacted to Organomegaly in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    Good luck to everyone.
     
    Please try and get some sleep tonight. No matter the outcome, some sleep will make tomorrow a better day. 
     
    If anyone receives an offer to McMaster and has questions about the program feel free to DM me. And remember that you are worth more than an admissions offer!!! Keep your heads up high. 
     
     
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    Organize reacted to Eudaimonia in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    May your premed journeys end tomorrow.
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    Im sitting here spamming my F5 button from now, gotta get warmed up for tomorrow
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    Organize reacted to erythrocyte in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    Oh it's definitely a good idea. Whether or not that will actually happen is a different story xD
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    Organize reacted to MD.VA in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    I dreamt that I got rejected..... from U of T.... where I didnt even interview - no surprises there LOL
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    Organize reacted to rmorelan in Official May 8 Countdown Thread   
    wow that did sneak up on me there - the big day is almost here.

    Good luck everyone!
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    It's pretty easy, isn't it? I don't think getting name changes on this forum happens very often...
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    Organize reacted to silent_c in .   
    Hey, I am so sorry you're going through such a horrible rough time in your life but I need to tell you this- it will pass! First year is hard for EVERYONE! Sure, there will always be those people who barely study and still do well and the thing is, you don't know their circumstances! Those that did IB school generally do very well in first year university because its basically a repeat. However, many highschools don't prepare you on how to study for exams and thats why many people struggle in first year. I surely did. My first year marks were terrible, but look at me now.. I got a 3.96 and 4.0 in my last two years of university. The difference all came down to two things: how to study and how to manage my time. They do go hand in hand too because once you learn the study method that works best for you, your efficiency goes up and so does your time management. Experiment with different study methods! Use online cue cards like quizlet.com, or listen to the lecture recording and truly try to understand what the professor is teaching you rather than simply memorizing. Tutoring helps too! There are sooooo many ways around doing bad in first year and please DO NOT THINK ITS A TESTAMENT OF YOUR INTELLIGENCE. Its not. The fact that your marks went up in second semester just proves how capable you really are. I promise you if you keep going at this strong, do some adjustments here and there, and experiment a little, your marks will sky rocket.
    Let me tell you about a story about someone I personally know that was in a similar position to you. He was on academic probation in first year because of how bad he did. Yes, of course he became discouraged but that didn't stop him from working towards his goals as much as possible. Guess what? He's in an Ontario medschool right now (I don't want to say which in case hes reading this). If he can do it, so can you.
    Please PM me if you ever need to talk or ever feel like things are going a bit rough and its hard to handle. There will always be people there to support you!
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    Organize got a reaction from Bambi in .   
    Hey friend, don't feel bad for asking questions. We're all on the same team!
    I'm sorry to hear that your grades aren't up to your standards. I would love to give you advice, however, I must ask: which school do you go to?
    People experience hardships in many different ways. It is part of life. Getting bad grades when you really want good ones can be devastating. However, it seems that you really improved after your first semester; your overall average was about 13% higher! Maybe you can bring it up even more by changing your study techniques or optimizing your schedule?
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    Organize got a reaction from mloyly in .   
    Hey friend, don't feel bad for asking questions. We're all on the same team!
    I'm sorry to hear that your grades aren't up to your standards. I would love to give you advice, however, I must ask: which school do you go to?
    People experience hardships in many different ways. It is part of life. Getting bad grades when you really want good ones can be devastating. However, it seems that you really improved after your first semester; your overall average was about 13% higher! Maybe you can bring it up even more by changing your study techniques or optimizing your schedule?
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    Organize got a reaction from Koopatroopa in .   
    Hey friend, don't feel bad for asking questions. We're all on the same team!
    I'm sorry to hear that your grades aren't up to your standards. I would love to give you advice, however, I must ask: which school do you go to?
    People experience hardships in many different ways. It is part of life. Getting bad grades when you really want good ones can be devastating. However, it seems that you really improved after your first semester; your overall average was about 13% higher! Maybe you can bring it up even more by changing your study techniques or optimizing your schedule?
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    Organize reacted to frenchpress in .   
    If you are feeling suicidal please reach out to someone right away to talk to directly. Since you're on this forum, I am assuming you're in Canada: there are hotlines across Canada that you can call into where you will be put in touch with someone who you can talk to about what you're going through and how you're feeling: https://suicideprevention.ca/need-help/  . I don't know which school you're at, but they certainly have to have student counselling resources -- contact them as soon as you get back to school on Monday. I used to suffer from quite severe depression, and I know from experience how helpful it can be to just have someone to talk to. There was one semester where I was really struggling with school generally, as well as some things in my personal life, and I felt like I really needed help but didn't know who to talk to. It was really hard for me to talk to my friends, because I felt like they couldn't relate to what I was going through. I went to see one of the counsellors at the school for cognitive behavioural therapy, and she really, really, really helped me. In addition to just being there for me to talk to, she had training and actual strategies she could suggest to me to help me deal with my anxiety and depression over time. I know it can be scary to reach out to someone like that, and sometimes it can take a couple tries to find a mental-health provider who is a good fit for you. But it's really worth trying, because in my experience it's even harder to deal with depression alone. 
    It's also really important to understand that A LOT of students struggle with the same kinds of things that you're going through. You're really not alone, and it's a normal struggle for a lot of people.  Learning how to learn well is actually a really complex skill -- it takes most people years to master, and even then, it's something you keep improving on over time. I am still really developing these skills in medical school, and I've had to change my study strategies a lot to be effective in this new environment (and I've got 8+ years of post secondary under my belt). 
    Many students find themselves in a similar situation that you're describing where they worked so hard, and just couldn't get the results that they wanted. Many are able to overcome a bad year (or years) in school with support and planning to help them figure out how to succeed to a level that they are happy with. What helps in such a situation differs from person-to-person -- for example, for some students, it helped to reduce their course load for a semester or two so that they could practice time management and study strategies with less going on, whereas for other students, it helped to connect them with resources and tutors at the university that could help them work on areas they were struggling with.  So in addition to finding someone at your school to talk to about your mental health, I'd strongly encourage you to reach out to a faculty or departmental advisor to talk to about your course planning and your study strategies. They may be able to help you themselves, or put you in touch with some other resources to help you. 
    Edit: And as @organize suggests, if you let us know what school you're at, we might be able to give you some more specific advice!
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    Organize got a reaction from frenchpress in .   
    Hey friend, don't feel bad for asking questions. We're all on the same team!
    I'm sorry to hear that your grades aren't up to your standards. I would love to give you advice, however, I must ask: which school do you go to?
    People experience hardships in many different ways. It is part of life. Getting bad grades when you really want good ones can be devastating. However, it seems that you really improved after your first semester; your overall average was about 13% higher! Maybe you can bring it up even more by changing your study techniques or optimizing your schedule?
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