Attributes that contribute to a student failing in college is the lack of skills that prepares students for a higher education. One major key to becoming successful in college is motivation, which is what most students who fail to graduate lack. Frequent tardiness and absenteeism leads to a decrease in a student’s desire to attend class promptly. As reported by DiLallo in Paulynice’s article, “According to a survey that was conducted by the Higher Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, 33 percent of students said they skipped class frequently, and 63 percent of students said they showed up late for class frequently” (qtd. in Paulynice).
Somehow, many students get frustrated at the beginning of the school year, since they disagree with the subjects they were given or because they just might not like the instructor designated. Students can comply as much as they want and still nothing will change in their intent to get better options. Meanwhile, in college is just another flow where students can enjoy their liberty from choosing their roommates to choosing their classes. But that’s not the only things college members can get advantage of. They have too much freedom that they can even choose the time they want to go to school, the number of classes they want to take and with whom they want to take them.
Many students take their high school years for granted and do not always pull off the best grades. But then when they get to college, or a higher degree of education than high school they start to straighten up. The reason being is because after high school everyone can choose what it is they want to spend the rest of their life doing. The classes they take, are of interest to them rather than all of the required ones in high school. For this reason I feel that students are more likely to take college seriously and not just because of the money.
Freshman year, the year of many first; the first time living away from home, the first time being away from friends, the first time a student has control of their own learning. Freshman year requires a lot of discipline, but a lot of students do not possess this trait. The factors that contribute to the success of first year college students are social support, comfort within the college environment, self control,responsibiliy and positive self concept. Being a college student could be very stressful; many students feel pressure from their family and peers to do well. The struggles of college; in academic, social, and economical factors, would be much harder without a support system.
Most students think that to be successful in college is to get good grades, which is true. But the question is how you will attain that. There are a lot of ways to accomplish your goals and come out on top. Some may opt to talk to friends or families, but a college student needs the best and most useful information. The best way to get that is asking your own professor or an expert on the subject.
Self-efficacy is the student’s own belief of how well they can perform when it comes to their academic career. Students that exhibited high levels of academic self-efficacy excelled in their studies while maintaining a passion for college. However, students who lacked this trait were less passionate about their academic work and earned lower grades compared to their counterparts. In addition to self-motivation, researchers have also found that the expectancy theory greatly affects students in their ability to accomplish goals (Madonna 164). The expectancy theory is described as a student’s ability to make a decision that will lead to a desirable outcome for the student.
“The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future in life”(Plato). Plato’s assessment was accurate, because the importance of learning enables individuals to put their potentials to optimal use. The foster care system can handicap the educational achievement of children. This handicap can follow those children beyond the scholastic world and into the professional world. Today, seventy percent of teens that break away from foster care report that they want to attend college, but less than fifty percent graduate from high school.
Before college, a variety of students already learned how to accomplish these skills, but only a few of these students are fully responsible for themselves before leaving their home. Students who are dependent are most likely to have been helped by their parents who took an overprotective or extreme interest in the life of their children. Many students do not get the help they need to become independent and being overwhelmed may lead a student to commit suicide, fail, or even drop out during college. If a student fails, his or her self-esteem can be permanently damage, and the consequences can effect an entire lifetime. Students must receive more helped by college administrators and professors and influence them to self-mange better.
For some, the freedom of college was the greatest thing, and for others the freedom was awful because they were so used to their parents being right by them when they needed something. The differences of college and high school are almost as broad as the similarities between these two great times in a person’s life. One of the biggest things about going to college straight out of high school is the freedom. Some kids thrived when they were finally
Although many young adults have the full opportunity to attend college, many students do not have family support or feel a sense of self confidence to be able to complete school and further their education. Many high school students have dropped out of high school. Drop outs seem to have 5 associated characteristics: poverty, race or ethnicity, family issues, education of their parents, and poor English skills (Natriello et al., 1990). In addition to how a young adult has been raised, another reason why the emerging generation has become leery to completing college is the abundance of degree options to choose from. A degree choice can ultimately determine the future financially and finding a career, which can be a frightening decision.