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What is happening to me?

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What is happening to me?
by Debbie Jo - Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 9:46 AM

What is happening here?  I've been plugging away, doing fine with coding and then BAM! - overnight I became STUPID....and like it's all foreign. Chapter 10 exercises, Module III, in the Green has just taken the wind out of my sails.  My brain is like "the wheel is spinning, but the hamster is dead"!!!  Why?  Why?  Why?  What have I missed here?  Anyone else struggling with those exercises or is it just me?  I'm scared to death to move on.  No way am I ready for a CPC exam at this rate!!!   :(

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Michele Ew - Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 1:57 PM

You're not the only one to wonder about that aspect of Module III, Debbie. I think it's part of a series of mistakes. You know like the one's in the answer keys that we are meant to discover, so as to confuse us even further :)

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Paulette JM, CCS - Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 2:48 PM

Hi Debbie,

Let me just say, I do believe we ALL go through that more than one point during this course.  I am almost done with module IV and things are finally starting to click.  The best advice I can offer is embrace the mistakes, look them up, find out why you missed them and get back into the game.  Because things are finally starting to click here in Module IV.  Don't beat yourself up too much over what you do miss.  As wonderful as it would be to be perfect, it's okay to make mistakes.  For the longest time I was really starting to feel down on myself and thinking I probably would be better off to stay with transcription, but I am finally starting to "get it" and my grades are coming up to where they should be.  Hang in there, you will be fine. 


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Re: What is happening to me?
by Melody Ad - Monday, 3 December 2012, 9:11 PM

Debbie Jo, that is exactly what I thought.  I was beginning to wonder if all the studying was for nought, because I'm just a great big dummy who can't comprehend anything!  I just keep reminding myself of all the promises people here are making that it will get better. ♥

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Carmel Si - Thursday, 6 December 2012, 9:00 PM

Just wanted to thank all of you for the encouraging words! Thanks Paulette -- hello again! -- for letting us know that it will get better if we hang in there.

I'm in the same boat, doing the CCW review exercises and feeling totally lost -I am getting so many of them wrong and completely forgetting things, and this after sailing through Modules 1 and 2 with good grades (even though Module 2 was tough for me). Now I feel like I became stupid overnight!!! Argh! 

I am coming to realize that I'm not stupid, but I do need to work harder. It's all about effort!

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Linda Andrews - Friday, 7 December 2012, 8:36 AM

I'm enjoying this thread. It's inspiring to me to watch students go through the process. There are parts of the course where you feel like you are sailing in a brisk breeze. There are other parts where you are going through...get ready for it...THE PERFECT STORM!   The key is being able to be flexible enough to go through the good parts without becoming overconfident and the horrific parts without getting permanently stuck there or, as I like to say, 'spittin' fire!' Keep your very excellent attitudes and good work habits. As several of you have mentioned, learn from those mistakes. That's what it's all about.

Also please know that if you were perfect in all of those exercises, you wouldn't need the course. You would have no need of the instructors. You wouldn't need me.  :(    Now that's scary!   :)

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Instructor Marie - Tuesday, 1 January 2013, 6:45 PM

I am so glad to see that I am not alone in the way I'm feeling right now. Well, I'm not happy that other students had such a difficult time; it's just nice to see it's not just me. I just finished Green Chapter 10 and I'm not feeling very confident right now, that's for sure. Wow - I can't believe how mentally exhausted I am. I have decided to look at this as yet another learning experience and just keep plugging along.

By the way, Happy New Year to everyone at Andrews! :)

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Re: What is happening to me?
by Terry Ma - Wednesday, 2 January 2013, 9:49 AM

Hang in there Debbie, I'm right there with you.  My grandmother always said trial by fire tempers the blade. We'll come out of this bright and shining yet.

I hope :)