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Overcoming the ‘F’: What to do after you get a bad grade

Despite your current panic, getting a bad grade is not the end of the world. You’ve been given an opportunity to learn and grow. Although this is not ideal, you are still on a path to discovery.

Don't fret, it's not the end of the world if you get a bad grade. (Credit: AEI)

Don’t fret, it’s not the end of the world if you get a bad grade. (Credit: AEI)

The way you will respond to this challenge can help your personal and academic development. Here are your next steps. Read more

“Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college”

Looking for ideas on how to break the bad news to your parents that your grades this semester are less than stellar? If sitting them down and simply saying “Mom and Dad, I got a bad grade in college” seems a bit too, shall we say, pedestrian, then here are some ways you can break the ‘rents hearts, one F at a time.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the 'rents might not be so simple.

Getting a bad grade might not be a big deal to you, but breaking the news to the ‘rents might not be so simple.

3 ways to handle the bad news

There are a couple ways to go when you’ve bombed a test or assignment. Jen Thames blogged for collegenews.comYou’ve Made Your Bed: Breaking Bad Grades to Parents” on December 5, 2011, with her three suggestions: Read more