Many students did not have time to do their homework or study for their classes because they have jobs that take their time or other responsibilities. We know when someone fails his class or has bad grades, he is no longer interested in that class because he had gave up quickly and never tried again. Some students fail their classes repeatedly for example, in class tests or semester examinations. “After students being failed in his class, that will cause him to lack self confidence ,and that will make him drop the class (Compound-Complex)”. Also, many new college students enroll themselves in a specific degree program without even thinking about the choice they have made and how they will overcome it, and that cause them to fail their classes that they had been taking for their major.
In our educational system today many students tend to drop out early due to the fact of lack of motivation or they can’t be in school anymore. Charles Murray, author of “Are Too Many People Going to College?” states the importance of the educational system in America. He has different viewpoints on whether certain people should attend college or not. The lack of interest in school and learning is playing a major effect on the student’s decisions to attend class. However, many students just attend college for a semester to prove to other people that they can survive college for a small amount of time.
Some other students become so discouraged by the idea of college that they drop out all together. Through my research, steps are incorporated to help keep students from such a drastic alternative. Most commonly, students that plan to attend graduate school become either discouraged by the years added or eager to complete their education process early. Each of these three cases involves a diversion from the original plan and they can all be avoided using the same applied theories. I conducted research to determine reasons why people tend to drop out, change majors, and cut their education short.
The lazier they get the more behind they get in class which leads them to having really low grades. Even though they have resources to bring their grades up they rather not and just fail. Often the way adults, parents, or even teachers use to push students achievement increase the lack of motivation they may have. Forcing and nagging students to raise their grades up and excepting for the most out them is where the problem usually begins. Phrases such as: you are better than that, is that all you can do?, or even trying to cancel an important event for the student may cause negative response in one being the motivation they put into school.
The effects of failing a class can lead to the student requiring to change majors due to not being able to retake the class. As an example a major that requires a high level of math could not be achieved if the student has been banned for retaking the class. However this can usually be overcome by letters to petition to retake the class. If the student fails the class, their overall grade point average will be severely be effected, however having marginal grades already would not help. The large amount of time required to complete college classes is also wasted if the student fails.
Too much emphasis on a single test gets students nowhere. Many critics say that high school graduates are unprepared for college, because of this testing many graduates go to college unprepared. The students then have to take remedial courses, because they can not handle college level work(chronicle 1). These tests are to prepare students for the classes and work ahead, but all the do is hold students back. Many teachers fear that they are sending the students into secondary education unprepared.
Either the students is bored in the classroom. They could already know the material or they are not doing good on the homework or test that come along with the class. Class may not be relevant to what they want to major in. Most colleges make you take a certain amount of credit hours per semester to either be a full-time are part- time student. So to fill up a few credit hours a student make take a class that is not relevant so they can keep their fincial aid.
This point is related to rule number one. Some students don’t know the difference between can’t and won’t attend the class. Some of them think that they can’t attend because they are tired, but it’s just an excuse to not attend the class. That doesn’t mean that they can’t attend the class, but it means that they won’t attend the class. I think it’s related to the text “Thriving In College And Beyond” because some students think that they can’t set a goal and reach it.
Careerism is a cause and effect of student anti-intellectualism. Students with a careerism mind, see college as an obstacle, which needs to be completed as soon as possible to live the “good life”. Courses that students are required to take, no matter what their major is, are looked down upon by some students because they believe those classes are useless to their future career. Many students believe college is something that’s necessary to complete before “living the good life”, so students believe they need the highest grades, with the least amount of effort, time, and inconvenience. With this mindset, students don’t care about remembering anything after the test on the material that was
Stress can affect not only college students’ health but also their grades because being stressful can prevent students to have a clear mind to complete their works at their best. Therefore, college students should learn to utilize their time better to avoid unnecessary stresses that occurred in their college life. As each new semester begins, many college students found themselves still stuck in their relaxing mindset of break time. Their mentalities were not ready to shift to a ready mode for the upcoming semester of school work. However, as the semester unfolded and speeded up toward their first mid-term or finals, college students found themselves more stress because they have no way to cope with the increasing amount of work they must complete.