« on: December 08, 2007, 10:18:57 AM »
Unfortunately, your Dean, and your professor will probably not be very sympathetic. I have a teacher that mentioned that these sorts of things happen to some people and they will be given the grade that they deserve. However, the teacher also mentioned that she has had students fail her exams, then come back the next semester and do much much better. The point is that this could go two ways: (1) you take it as motivation to improve yourself, get your nerves together and work even harder next semester to make up for it, or (2) If its just too much for you to handle (which is completely understandable) this may tell you to follow another path.
I am not trying to be harsh at all...maybe the teachers are right about students who can't handle the pressure, and maybe they are wrong. I feel from your post that you take this very seriously, unfortunately you probably will not be able to have the grade dropped - so take it as a learning experience and try to do better next time. Good Luck!