Find your mistakes and learn from them

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 02 May, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 02 May, 2007, 12:00am

I simply can't believe that I failed Chinese for the third time this academic year.


My learning attitude has improved a lot, but I still couldn't get a pass.


Being a Hong Kong student in an elite class, I feel ashamed.


I'm not hoping to get high marks. I just want to pass the tests and exams. Instead of improving, my results are getting worse.


I feel helpless and worried . Every day, I wonder if I will be promoted to Form Four.


I definitely don't want to repeat Form Three. What can I do?


NELSON CHIO


Carmel Secondary School


Thanks for your letter, Nelson. It sounds as though you are trying, but that you are not making much progress. This can be very frustrating.


I admire your determined attitude, and that you are prepared to pick yourself up after a failure and try again. The secret now, is to make sure that you are learning from your mistakes.


I suggest that you speak to your form teacher - perhaps even show her this letter.


She should be able to point out where you are going wrong and what you need to focus your attention on.


Kate, Editor