My chemistry teacher and I had a bit of a dispute. I had strep throat (or something - a fever that got so high I actually passed out returning from a late night bathroom trip - very nearly giving myself a concussion on the corner of the sink - and then proceeded to lay on the floor shivering until my mom found me.
So my chemistry professor knows I’ve been sick all week, but she calls me up on Sunday and says I haven’t submitted any work and I’m going to be withdrawn if I don’t. I explained to her, and she kept repeating herself. I say I’ll finish the whole course by Friday (totally doable). She says,
"It’s impossible for you to finish the course this week. There’s no way you could ever do that.”
Not the first time she’s told me I can’t do something. She also accused me of cheating a few weeks ago because I hadn’t turned in “adequate” proof of collaboration on a project (I followed the rubric to the T, but she gave me a crappy grade even after I resubmitted the project to her standards).
All this week, I worked all day every day on chemistry. I stayed up until 2am last night finishing lab report after lab report and organizing my exam notes.
And I finished. the. course.
Anxiety attack? Here are things that work for me:
I promise, you’re going to be okay. If all else fails, take a day off for mental health. The world won’t end.
You can do this. I believe in you. Good luck!