Thank you so much for taking the time to write your message, I’d be happy to help you out.
The first thing that crosses my mind is that you can’t be caring what other students do or say. You’re running a marathon and you need to stay in your own lane to get ahead. It doesn’t matter what others are doing, as long as you are getting better every day. Even if it’s only one small step forward.
Saying that, your grades reallyyy don’t matter. As long as you are learning from your mistakes and the work you are doing.
It’s important to analyse your semester and work after it’s over, and the fact that you’ve written this message shows you’re giving it good thought! If you understand where you went wrong, you can tackle that and move forward to get better.
Over my next semester, which starts in just over a week, I’ll be documenting the whole journey and will make a video on creating diagrams with examples of mine
I think you’re doing great in my humble opinion.
And, if you stop comparing yourself to others it will really help slingshot you forward. Focus on learning and getting better and focus less on what others are doing. Practice makes perfect. I really think if you keep doing what you’re doing - trying your hardest, making mistakes and reviewing them to get better next time you do it - you’re going to be a great architect. Also, it’s not a bad thing to forget about your weaknesses. So what, you might not be great at making diagrams. Guess what, you’re great at critically analysing projects and creating ideas. And I bet you’re great at rendering or model making or drafting or something else. It’s not a bad idea to focus on what you’re good at, instead of what you’re bad at. To “niche down” on what you’re too at means you can have specialised knowledge later when you graduate, where other people who are good at diagramming van do that, where you’re going to be really good at something else.
That was very long so I’m sorry for the harsh read! I’ll keep you in mind over the next few weeks and will be creating some videos to help you over this year. Hope it helps, Kyle