I am a "bogus student". I did badly in both my SSC
and HSC exams with GPA 3.88 and 3.6 respectively. All my dreams
have been shattered. My family is very disappointed. I guess
I deserve it. It is impossible for me to get admission in
any private university. What can I do?
A Worried Student
Calling yourself bogus is not the solution. You need to sit
and think very seriously what you want to do with your life.
It is true that your past grades have been disappointing,
but that does not mean that you cannot improve. Try to get
admission in a private university and work really hard to
do better. There is no shortcut to hard work and you will
certainly be rewarded if you are willing to sincerely try
harder next time.
I have always been ambitious and so I studied not only to
pass but to do well and become something. I thought I would
get very good results in my HSCs but they weren't at all as
I had expected. I believe my teachers are responsible for
this for they are biased against students who do not go to
them for private tuition. In our GPA method, the smallest
number of marks can make a big difference and there is no
way of knowing what marks we got in the practical portions
(in science). And so it depends on the will of the teachers.
I believe I am a victim of this discrimination and that many
other students in our country suffer similarly. But we cannot
say or do anything. What should we do?
Although this must be very disappointing, remember, this is
not the last exam of your life. There will be many others
and you should continue to work hard and strive to do better.
It is true that often students are victims of the bias of
teachers. It is very difficult to prove or correct this. However,
if you think of the bigger picture then you will be successful
in the long run and the person who has harmed you will suffer
in one way or the other. Therefore, please do not get too
disheartened and continue to work hard to fulfil your dreams.
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