As a result, many students falter in their pursuit towards the original set goal. There are several common ways in which students deviate from the original plan. Some students begin college under a desired major and tend to switch out early on due to difficulty. My paper will devise a way to combat academic discouragement and most importantly avoid these situations by using several motivational theories. Some other students become so discouraged by the idea of college that they drop out all together.
Dropout Age Students around the globe are dropping out of high school because they are disinterested or it is too aggravating for them. Many do not consider the effects of dropping out of any school without some sort of diploma. Instead, they make the choice without any knowledge of the effect it may take on having a successful life, which leads to more than a million dropouts each year. Dropping out of high school before receiving any sort of diploma leads to many negative impacts on the rest of one’s life such as not meeting job requirements or choosing the path of crime and as well as making a low income when it comes to jobs. When it comes to working, having a high school diploma helps with meeting job satisfactions.
However, students are dropping out of college because they will likely run into a casual chain of events that give them every reason in the world to dropout. Starting with the wrong choice of college and relying on their families, then, leading to stressful financial situations and lack of support from the school; It can be even worse for first generation students to deal with. Finally, if those factors have not caught up to a student, then the lack of course material that interest a student may be the final
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).
College professors have been complaining about students who are unmotivated and uninterested; who therefor resist efforts to be educated. Students show this mindset in a few ways: not talking in class discussions, not reading assigned homework, complaining about to much work, missing class, and many more. Motivated and engaged college students cannot learn to their full potential; most students ridicule and look down on students who try hard in college universities. A sophomore at Duke University complains, "If you try to discuss something that happened in class, or something from your reading for class, they 'll ridicule you. People want to be able to turn off the academic switch the minute they get out of class" (Willimon 30).
Throughout the world, students are encouraged to attend high school and continue their education. However, many students find it worthless and become uninspired. They blame the faculty, school policies, and fellow students, when they should be blaming themselves. Unchallenging course work is most likely a sign that the student isn’t taking a hard enough course. During my high school experience, students had the opportunity to take college courses through our high school.
Why do college students procrastinate? Nearly every student will admit to, at times, delaying work until it is more “convenient.” Often times, these poor school habits will cause the student to become stressed and unorganized. Unfortunately, students will often fall into a cycle repeating these unacceptable behaviors. This cycle leads to sloppy work performance and lower grades. Discouragement abounds at this point and, in fact, many students give up completely.
It is through hard work that students make it to the end and hopefully are able to continue higher education. Many students make it through easily but many struggle during the process and decide or are even forced to leave their education. But why do students lose their interest in school? It may be that when students notice they are not successful they lose their drive and motivation and would rather do something else with their life that they think is productive. Without success students lose incentives to go to school.
One reason why students dropout is because of something that happens outside of school—they become pregnant, get arrested or have to work to support members of their family. Also students drop out because students who have generally been promoted on time from grade to grade and may even have above grade level skills but at some point become frustrated or bored and stop seeing a reason for coming to school. Once they reach the legal dropout age they leave, convinced that they can find their way without a high school diploma or that a GED will serve them just as well. Also why students dropout is that students who are perceived to be difficult, dangerous or detrimental to the success of the school and are subtly or not so subtly encouraged to withdrawal from the school, transfer to another school, or are simply dropped from the rolls if they fail too many courses or miss too many days of school and are past (or in some cases not even past) the legal dropout age. My last reason why students dropout is students who fail to succeed in s... ... middle of paper ... ...nant women.
If they feel like they do not belong, they will not pay much attention in class, grades start going down, and they might start skipping class. They could also feel isolated or homesick. Homesickness or isolation will send them away, too. Academic preparedness is another reason students do not succeed in college. If they are not prepared and they keep trying, they could get burned out on education.