Or at least... that's how it seems... I'm an Astronomy Major. In the summer, I'm all 'I can't wait to study x y and z!' and then two weeks into the semester, I'm just, 'meh. My homework can burn in hell' Completely unmotivated and don't know my future outlook. I pass my courses with average marks or pass by the skin of my teeth and I just sigh once and forget about it. Last year it was Extragalactic Astronomy and I passed that with 50% (I was actually hoping I'd fail. That was like.. a pity pass). Electrodynamics which I did horrible in with respect to the homework but the midterms and final was easier so I got like.. 64%. On top of it all, I still don't know what I learned in those courses. Math will stick somewhat. Physics however.. not so much. I will leave physics lectures not knowing what I just learned. The thought of asking for help makes me feel like I don't belong in school. cumulating over the semester, I end up towards the end of the term realizing I don't understand much of the material... This year it's Wave Optics, Mathematical Proofs (a 200 level course), and Galactic Astronomy. Anybody have advice, comments, telling me to an hero, etc? So frustrating. Sorry if this is the wrong forum or something. A little new here. Edit: I'm trying to derail the fail train, not stay on.