I Failed…Now What?

Tutor MJ

I am so despondent right now. I just got my results and I failed the case study.

I am so annoyed right now as my overall mark was not far off the pass mark. I got 78. Skill-wise, I am told that I was strong on leadership and business but moderate on technical and people. I tried to brave it on my own the first time and self-studied but it seems like what I did was not enough to get to a pass.

So I’m at a crossroad now. I’d like to try again at the next sitting. Do I continue with the self-study or do I need to sign up with a tuition provider?

Yours faithfully

I Failed...Now What?

Dear Cathy

I am so sorry to hear that you missed passing the exam by a few marks. That really can get anybody down. The good thing is that you are not ready to give up yet. I must commend you on this positive attitude as this is what will get you through.

One big takeaway from failing is the lesson learnt. What mistakes do you need to learn from? What were your weak spots and how do you fix them before the next exam?

As for doing the self-study or tuition route, I might be a little biased in this regard. You know I lecture for tuition providers, right? But to be frank and honest, and I suppose, to a certain extent, fair…I’ll give you my 2 cents.

Some students self-study and have no issue understanding the material, doing the tasks required and passing. Other students don’t do so well doing it on their own.

If you know that you’re the first kind of student, then good for you.

However, if you are the latter kind of student, then I’d suggest going through a tuition provider for assistance. You don’t have to sign up for the premium package. Get the resources that you need for your preparation. If you need tutoring, get that. If you need to understand better, get study materials. If you need more exam practice, get the mocks. If you know you’ll need more than just the “here and there” assistance, then go for the complete package. There are really so much resources and choices out there.

The situation resembles when a person falls ill and goes to the doctor for an assessment and a cure.

Again, this is just my take on the matter. I hope it helps you with your decision.

I wish you all the best and good luck on the next sitting.

Your tutor

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