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OMG: So, I failed 1a and i'm repeating this fall. However, i am so nervous/stressed over how people are going to react to that. I kept in touch with my friends from 1a but people in engineering are generally arrogant and I don't want to be treated like i'm less because of what happened. Like, i take responsibility for that, sure, but I care about what people think(even tho i shouldnt) and i'm so anxious about coming back just because of it. Like i considered switching but didn't.

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  1. Remember, they hate us cuz they anus

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  2. Well... I mean if you failed 1a, you technically are less than the "arrogant" people who passed.

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    1. Did OP hit a nerve? Keep in mind that It only takes one rotten apple to spoil the whole basket. Be more constructive next time.

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    2. ^ Are you a women? You sound like a woman.

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    3. 2, be careful with wording. There's a difference between "you did worse than" and "you are less than." The grades don't define the person, and we don't know *why* OP failed.

      If OP is willing to take responsibility for his/her failure, and is coming back with fresh energy and a will to succeed the second time 'round, then it seems right that they not be treated condescendingly for that.

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    4. @2 It's woman not women. Singular not plural. Good luck with your ELPE.

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    5. @2 My two cents. Just because someone didn't pass the magical world of post-secondary education, for whatever reason, doesn't mean they are less of a person in the real world. That is all.

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    6. 2a does sound like a woman, also is very likely studying one of those absurdly stupid majors: women's study, [some minority] studies or sociology.

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    7. 2f. GOOD ONE. haha

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  3. I think the best way to approach it is to make new friends. If you want to successfully go from start to finish, you'll probably be going through with your new class who will be more relevant to you than your acquaintances you met last year. you'll probably barely see them around anyway. honestly OP, tons of people go through it. just stay confident and remember what your goals are.

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  4. Some people have money some people don't. Some people have brains some people don't and it goes on and on. the sooner you realize what you have and what you don't the better for you and the easier you can deal with it. Remember, not everyone have to go to the best schools. I would recommend dropping out UW and going to York or Ryerson. You'll be happier trust me.

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  5. OP, nobody gives. ppl only care about their own problems

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  6. If you have acquaintances who would sneer at you over your academic record, don't associate with those people. If they're your friends, then get new ones, because these ones aren't worth it.

    Life happens, OP. Sometimes we trip and fall. Sometimes the obstacle that makes us fall is unavoidable, and sometimes we're just too lazy to put one foot in front of the other. Falling doesn't make you "less" than anybody. If you've taken responsibility for your own situation, and are working hard to remedy it, then that alone - not your grades - is what speaks to your character.

    Get yourself some friends who appreciate the kind of person you are - that's all that matters. You can basically ignore everyone else.

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  7. Hey OP. I went through something similar a few years back, failed/dropped out after two separate tries both dealing with mental/physical issues and an administration that didn't give a shit. I don't know what your situation was personally, but my thinking is that if you have enough resolve to stick with this that you'll succeed. Don't listen to others if they put you down, but also don't inflate your ego to unmanageable heights for those that tell you you can without working towards your goal. Just go and do it is my advice. I did. Feels pretty good honestly. I'm actually headed to engineering myself next year, full scholarship. Only you know what you can achieve.

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  8. Nobody cares.. Lol

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  9. If you rip it up and get straight As this time no body will bat an eye, the key thing is to actually try this time and not be a dumbass

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  10. are u a girl? it's ok and no one cares or thinks less of u.

    are u a guy? ur a fucking failure.

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    1. * Are you a hot girl? No one cares
      * if you are fat+ugly girl or a guy: You are fucked

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    2. Translation:

      - If you are an attractive female I already assumed you were an airhead so failing doesn't change my opinion of you.
      - If you're not, well you don't please my penis so why should I give a shit about you???

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  11. If ur a hot girl or not a hot girl, nobody cares.

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  12. Hope you're doing okay, OP. Just remember you don't have any obligation to let people know what happened if you don't feel comfortable with it. Everyone slips up sometimes, as long as you've learned something from it then you haven't failed. Best of luck going forward!

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  13. I failed 1a. The awkwardness is weird at first but you get over it. You have to accept that you failed. Some people will judge you and others don't/won't care. When you meet people from your failed semester, just talk to them (if you're on good terms). Don't let the elephant in the room sit there. Failing 1a is bitter sweet. You grow tremendously from your mistakes but you also regret having made them in the first place. Good luck OP!

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