Every year more than 300, 000 students fail out of college in the United States. The impact of college failure can damage a person’s self-esteem, which consequently can influence his or her entire lifetime. Many college students are oblivious to the many obvious causes of failure. Some causes of failure are the lack of high school preparation, the increase of personal freedom and the lack of determination. One cause of failure in college students is the lack of high school preparation. One reason for poor high school preparation is the low educational standards set for a high school diploma.
A student may struggle in college because of his or her educational background does not meet the academic demands of the college in which he or she attends. Many students are placed in remedial programs to make up for the lack of effort put forth in high school. Another reason for poor high school preparation is that teachers did not teach students how to evaluate their own work. In high school, judging a students work is primarily the teachers responsibility. Many students were unable to develop high standards for quality work. A student frequently overestimates his or her understanding of college material and quality of his or her written work.
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Yet another reason for poor high school preparation is the teachers lack of teaching responsibility to students. In high school when a student is unprepared for a test he or she can simply skip the day and make up the test at a latter date. Most high school students were allowed to redo class assignments or turn in late work to the teacher, which gave students a false advantage when it comes to college. For these reasons, many students were set up for nothing but failure. Another cause of failure in college is the increase of personal freedom.
One example of the increase of personal freedom is leaving the security of mom and dad’s home. Many students freak out when they step into the real world, a world of insecurity. Not having mom and dad around to hold ones hand or handle ones problems often puts students into depression. Another example of increased personal freedom is ones ability to except his or her responsibilities. Many choices are presented regarding the use of time, social activities, and whether or not to attend class or do assignments. These choices are accompanied by consequences.
If a student does not attend class he or she will fail to course. Drinking and partying are yet another example of the increase of personal freedom. Parents are no longer the ones making the decisions, therefor students tend to make the wrong ones. Instead of studying in the library many students are out partying and drinking, barley able to roll out of bed the next morning to go to class. For these examples of increased freedom, many students are partying their way out of college.
Yet another cause of failure in college is the lack of determination. Being too lazy to get out of bed in the morning to go to class is an example of lack of determination. A student may sleep through a class just because he or she can. Mom is no longer responsible for making her child attend class.
Many students take advantage of this situation. Lack of determination also comes when a person is easily distracted with other activities while he or she is attempting to finish homework. Where a student chooses to have his or her own study site, will often pre-determine whether or not he or she will fail. The library, for example, would be a good prime study site. In the library it is quiet and a good place to concentrate opposed to the cafeteria where it is loud and full of people.
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Another example of lack of determination is when a student becomes more interactive with his or her social life rather then his or her education. Students may seem more determined to party then study. This alone will cause them to fail. These factor alone may lead a student to take criticism too personally, placing the blame on instructors instead of his or herself. With the lack of help from many high schools, so many students are walking into college unprepared for what is in store.
The rate of college failure seems to be increasing. Many students are failing out of college because of the lack of knowledge gained in high school, the increase of freedom gained form living in the dorm, and the lack of motivation to do to do school work.