I found out today that I failed my written comprehensive exams. I'm devastated, ashamed, and embarrassed. I don't even want to show up on campus tomorrow, let alone see my research advisor or anyone on the comps committee. Our Ph.D program allows two attempts, so I can take the exam again in a year, but I don't know how to manage this current academic year. I thought I was going to get started on research, but now I have to fit in studying for the comps. Anyone have any advice or words of encouragement? Has anyone here ever failed such an important test?