edu verified member and failed one my comp exams, Did you make sure to check for grammatical errors?
🙂 I second the recommendation by Gaspar. Find out if it was due to 1 or 2. If so, then make sure to ace them the next time around. Be glad that you’re in a program rigorus enough to fail students. Very true. Unfortunately, my program did not do this enough and some folks made it through that probably shouldn’t have (IMO). Posted 11 months ago # Tracy Flick .edu verified member This is all excellent advice. Also, you said that you failed “one” of your comps, which presumably means that you passed one or more others. If that’s the case, then you’ve already shown that you have potential and can adequately master a subfield. Failing one but not the other(s) happens all the time, and people come back, get past it, and go on to have very productive careers. Have very honest conversations with your adviser, whoever is in charge of your graduate program for the faculty (grad adviser or DGS), and the field chair for the exam you failed, and move on. Then study like hell, take practice exams, a