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Old 11-10-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Want to drop out of poly

I'm currently a year two who finished the first semester's mid year exam. It's School holiday right now and in a few days time school reopens. However, right after I was done with the mid year exams, I was already thinking of dropping out. I feel that it's too stressful, I can't cope with my studies and the school's system. I am also not interested in this course and majority of the people in my course have a goal in this industry ... I am now in this course because it was the only chance for me to get into a poly.(I got in through DAE) My Os results weren't quite good considering the fact that I failed my maths.. For my Ns I did quite alright and was offered a higher nitec course but I decided to go onto sec 5. It turns out to be a wrong move I guess..

However, I do feel that I need to stop studying. I don't know why but I am constantly worrying about things(anything) and scared. I am also unable to communicate well with people. Which is why I'm unable to cope with having presentations everyday. Previously, when I first got into my course, I persuaded myself to work hard and overcome this fear. However,now that I'm in year 2 I still can't overcome this fear of having attention on me when speaking. Or when I'm just infront of the class. Besides that, I was also doing not that good in my grades, my gpa is 2.0

I initially think that I could still survive after quitting school and searching for some part time jobs to do first. However,here comes the question... I can't do part time jobs forever can I..?

I need suggestions and advices, thank you.

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Old 12-10-2018, 11:04 AM   #2
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I'm currently a year two who finished the first semester's mid year exam. It's School holiday right now and in a few days time school reopens. However, right after I was done with the mid year exams, I was already thinking of dropping out. I feel that it's too stressful, I can't cope with my studies and the school's system. I am also not interested in this course and majority of the people in my course have a goal in this industry ... I am now in this course because it was the only chance for me to get into a poly.(I got in through DAE) My Os results weren't quite good considering the fact that I failed my maths.. For my Ns I did quite alright and was offered a higher nitec course but I decided to go onto sec 5. It turns out to be a wrong move I guess..

However, I do feel that I need to stop studying. I don't know why but I am constantly worrying about things(anything) and scared. I am also unable to communicate well with people. Which is why I'm unable to cope with having presentations everyday. Previously, when I first got into my course, I persuaded myself to work hard and overcome this fear. However,now that I'm in year 2 I still can't overcome this fear of having attention on me when speaking. Or when I'm just infront of the class. Besides that, I was also doing not that good in my grades, my gpa is 2.0

I initially think that I could still survive after quitting school and searching for some part time jobs to do first. However,here comes the question... I can't do part time jobs forever can I..?

I need suggestions and advices, thank you.
Sorry to hear what you are going through , I guess it is part of your growing up....

Do you have siblings /seniors that you can talk to?
Do you have a mentor in Poly ?

Try to finish you course, nowadays to work you need at least a Diploma...
3rd year is Intership....so try to endure...

Just remember Not Everything in Life is Perfect...
Ordinary Folks like us On and Off , also Drag ourselves to go to work every morning...

I am sure you can ....
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Old 12-10-2018, 11:15 AM   #3
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You can try a part time job while studying if you want. Like waiter, waitress or cashier, see u like or not first...
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Old 13-10-2018, 12:14 PM   #4
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I'm going to be harsh here.

You said "I am now in this course because it was the only chance for me to get into a poly." It's the only chance for you, and you want to let it go just because you cant handle a bit of stress? Do you have a better option? If yes, go ahead. But I'm sure you don't have, so you should stick it out and finish the course!

Studying is never easy, especially if you're not the smart type. you mentioned you did poorly in presentation... People at your level without work experiences ALL struggle with that! If the course is really so easy that you can stroll thru in a breeze, then chances are you're not going to break through yourself and learn anything useful. Those fly by night private courses out there where you literally pay to get a diploma, the certificates are not recognised, useless and you learned nothing useful. What's more, it will cost you a bomb and much of your time to attend the classes for attendance sake. Eventually when you realised you cant do anything with the cert, you'll kick yourself asking why you spend like $10k, 8 months and loads of efforts studying for exams for something useless.

I wont say you chose the wrong path doing your Os instead of NITEC. An O level cert grants you a ticket to higher academic levels. For NITEC, you're probably trapped in the industry which you studied.

You're at a stage where you cant see what lies ahead. You should finish the poly course no matter how bad you do. The poly diploma will open doors for you when you eventually start your work life. It doesn't matter if you don't work in this industry. A poly diploma convinced employers that you are "poly standard" and you can be groomed for other roles.

Forget about those part time jobs. What can you get from there except a meagre wage? You can make a life out of it? You see yourself doing part time for the rest of your life? People do part time because they have no choice and need the money. Poly students do part time work to support their spending and reduce their reliance on family handouts. You? You want to make a career out of it?

Nothing is easy when you study. Ask yourself, have you reach your limits? Obviously no. if you cannot break through your mental barrier and push yourself further, you will not excel beyond this level. Graduating from poly is not impossible. Every year, tens of thousands graduated from poly. If they can, why you cant? Because you're not willing to push yourself further. And these poly graduates will eventually become your bosses, superiors or supervisor. Because, they had what you don't possess: perseverance.
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