When You Study But Still Fail: Do This

In this article, I will share with you some things to do if you study but still fail. There is probably one thing that you are not doing right.


Trust me, I have been there! I understand the frustration you feel and how bad this keeps demotivating you.


If you study but still fail, there are some things you have to change to get better results.


Without wasting time, let me share what you need to do about your study formula and some things that you can change.


This is what to do if you study but still fail;

1. Don’t let this discourage you from trying harder.


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When you study but still fail this is the first thing you have to do if you want to change that.


You have to understand that we all go through highs and lows. This is a problem that you can solve and don’t let it make you feel that it’s the end of the world.


You still can turn things around. So, don’t conclude that the results you are getting are your final ones.


Don’t give up, be optimistic that things are going to change and your results will never be the same again.


This is the first thing you have to do before you start working on your problem.


You need a positive mindset to navigate this hard situation that you are going through.


The moment you will hype yourself that the results you are getting right now are never going to be the same after the changes you will incorporate, this will give you a new perspective on how to handle this problem once and for all.


Don’t conclude that you are not capable enough to attain the best results and this will just give you the boost you need to start working on this issue.


2. Find out what is still weighing on you.

If you spend so many hours studying but still fail, this is something you have to do to change that.


There is no way you will pass if you have no idea what’s going wrong. Get to know the issue that is the main cause of your failing every exam.


Are you failing exams simply because of a single subject or unit that you are underperforming?


Is it because you have not been doing assignments that your teacher has been giving you? Are you always missing marks that is why you find yourself at the bottom of the list.


Find the reasons why you are failing before you do anything that is going to mess you up.


In most cases, you will yourself failing because you are underperforming in so many subjects.


It can be that you are doing well in Mathematics, but you are failing in the rest of the subjects, which will drag you down.


You may be spending so many hours studying but you always study math. And if that is the case then you will have an idea of where you should start working.


On the other hand, you usually fail because you don’t attend most of the classes, you don’t do any assignments and you are lazy. This is something that you can change.


You are failing since you don’t put any effort to change that.


The moment you find the main cause of your failure, start working on that issue and you will be close to changing your results.


3. Change your study strategies.

You study for so many hours but still fail, you wonder, what is going wrong with you?


What I can tell you is that you may be using a strategy that doesn’t work for you.


Take this in your head and try to understand what I mean. The formula that I use to study may not work for you but it brings amazing results to me.


It can be that you are copying someone’s strategy of studying because it gives him or her amazing results. You convince yourself that if you copy it, you are also going to succeed.


Without knowing, you are just wasting your time because he or she handles it differently than you do.


I advise you to check on your study patterns, the time you spend studying, and the general strategies you use when studying if you want to change things.


If you used to wake up early in the morning to study, try to change that and don’t wake up early in the morning. Try studying in the evening and see how comfortable it will feel for you.


Many people will tell you that studying in the morning is the best thing to do but that may not work for you.


Some will tell you that studying at night is amazing but you may end up falling asleep on your books.


I know you get what I mean, try everything you can to change your strategies and find the one that feels so natural to you.


You don’t feel like you are forcing everything. Something else you can do is to adjust your timetable.


Change things around on your timetable, mix things up, reduce the number of hours you were studying, and try to put in hours that you can manage.


At least ensure that the timetable gives you a break, that is if you are using a timetable.


If you don’t use a timetable, try to draft one and try to follow it consistently and see how it’s going to affect your results after two weeks or a month.


After studying for a while, take some tests, rate yourself and see if you are making any progress.

I am pretty sure if you make some changes in the way you study, you are going to see positive results.


4. Take it easy on yourself.

I know you will be like, “What kind of a tip is this,” Why should I take it easy while I spend so many hours studying but I don’t see the results?


Putting too much pressure on yourself is only going to make things worst for you.


If you want to get the best out of this, you have to be kind to yourself. Don’t hate yourself since you can’t attain the results you want.


You will end up lowering your self-esteem and there is no way you are going to recover from that.


This will only keep on dragging you behind.


Take it easy on yourself, don’t pressure yourself too much, develop a positive mindset, and think about how you can navigate the situation.


Affirm that you are trying your best since you spend so many hours studying.


The issue of commitment is not an issue to you because you are doing it already. Appreciate yourself for that, a little bit of self-love, can create a positive impact on your studies.


Take a break and figure out a way to handle this problem. The fact that you have realized there is a problem clearly shows there’s a way for you to turn things around.


You are in a tight spot currently, putting more pressure on yourself will only make things worse. So, take it easy on yourself and adjust your situation if you want to change your results.


5. Find someone who can help you study.

If you feel so much overwhelmed by the number of changes you will have to make to pass, I advise you to find help.


Talk to someone who is going to help you, it can be your partner, friend, or teacher.


Find an accountability buddy, who is going to remind you what you are supposed to do when you slip.


Especially, if you have unhealthy habits that are a result of your failure, you will need someone to help you.


Unhealthy habits tend to stick.


Another thing you can do is seek advice from your teacher or your friend who is acing it in his or her studies.


Talk to him or her and listen to what he or she has to tell you about your performance. Feel free to open up about anything that holds you behind when you are studying.


And you might just find a clue on what you need to do to change your results.



When you study but still fail you need to ask yourself if you are usually focused.


Are you achieving your goal of the day when you spend hours studying? Do you have a plan for how you handle all the assignments that you are given?


Do you put effort into going back and doing some exercises after you are done studying to gauge if you have understood what you did?


These are some of the questions you should ask yourself if you want to know where the problem is.


And hopefully, the tips I have shared in this article are going to help you out with the issue you are trying to solve.


Thanks for reading, if you have any questions you should leave your comment. See you in my next article.


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