Question by Anna: I am taking neuroscience this semester and I failed my midterm exam because I crammed the night before.?
I am so embarrassed. I am really interested in doing research in neuroscience. I’ll try to get an A on the final. Would my professor allow me to volunteer in his lab if I get a low grade in the course? I’m scared to talk to him about it.
Answer by RoaringMice
Try to create a relationship with this professor, so he knows who you are beyond this exam grade. So for example, after you get this exam back, go to his office hours and review it with him, and tell him how embarassed you are about how you did. Then every three weeks or so, go to his office hours again and ask him a question related to one of his lectures, or to one of the chapters.
You’ve learned something about study skills from all this, so fix the issue for your final exam, ace it, and then go talk to him about volunteering in his lab. By then, he’ll know you, he’ll know you’re a concientious student, and that this mid-term was an anomaly.
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