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Dropping Out of College: Losing the Dream
Here are some paragraphs written by Professor Anouchka
Rachelson's EAP 1640 Grammar class. The writing prompt was
"Going to college is a dream for many people. Some do the work,
graduate, and find good jobs. Other students, however, never
finish their university studies. Write a paragraph about what
causes students to drop out of college. Use some preposition
combinations with adjectives and verbs from the textbook's
appendix . "
Scroll down, please.
What Causes Students To Drop
out of College
by Clairmencia Armand
Students leave college for
different reasons. Sometimes students have problems finding
money for tuition and books. For example, students have to work
so many hours to pay for their books because they are very
expensive. Some students cannot qualify for financial
aid. That problem affects the students; they say they have to
drop out. Another reason is that students think that teachers
give them too many assignments. They have to write long essays,
and their teachers treat them as if they were children. As a
result, they may not complete their homework, study for a test,
or write papers. Finally, students leave college because of
emotional problems, such as being away from home for the first
time and dealing with new responsibilities and independence.
Many students say they miss their families and friends, so they
drop out. As you can see, students leave college for varied
students should attend college and get an education. However,
there are students who drop out of college or just do not go to
college because of the following reasons. One of the main
reasons is money. Not all students can afford to go to college.
Most of them have to find a job to pay for the credits.
Moreover, being a working student is not easy and adds
difficulties. First, they have less time to dedicate to
their studies, so their grades go down. They start to feel
disappointed, and finally they drop out of college. Second, they
get used to working and start to be more concerned
about money than about preparing for their future
career. Another important reason why students do not attend
college is because they become parents. This is a real issue.
Lots of young boys and girls cannot go to college because they
have to take care of a little baby. They have to work, to
support, and to raise their baby, so they do not have the time
or energy to study. There are other reasons like drugs and the
fact that some young people just do not like to study. These
types of students do not care about starting a
professional life. Therefore, they never finish their studies.
In conclusion, there are many reasons why young people do not
continue their studies, and the best way to avoid this problem
is to encourage students to keep studying by proving to them all
the benefits of being a professional.
Do Students Drop Out of College?
by Magaly Azcuy
Have you ever thought about
how many students cannot graduate from college every year? Many
students look forward to study a career. However, other students
leave college. Why do so many students leave? There are several
reasons. One of the most common reasons is the students have
many academic deficiencies from high school. In other words,
they are poorly prepared to face the college classes.
Consequently, they fail the admissions test that is required or
they start in lower courses. Another reason is lack of proper
study habits, which have their roots in high school. In college,
there are lots of required assignments to do at the laboratory,
so if they don’t have excellent study habits, it is so hard for
them to accomplish their homework. The last reason is financial.
Many students don’t apply for financial aid, and their family
cannot afford the high cost of the classes. All in all, we can
see that there are many points why students drop out of
Reasons Why Students Drop Out
by Maria Belen Rojas and Lizandra Maria Sanchez
Students drop out
of college for several reasons. First of all, they have time
problems. For example, in some colleges there are no flexible
schedules for the classes that some students want. Another thing
is that the choice of classes available on weekends is very
poor, and this is an important reason why students have to drop.
Second, money is a necessary factor, but is also a big problem
for these students. Students who do not save enough money for
college are not able to pay for their classes, books, or
everything they need for studying. Colleges and universities are
very expensive, but they also offer help to students with no
money at all. For instance, students can count on
financial aid, or loans, but not all of them can apply for
these kinds of help. Finally, students consider their work a
priority. They work too many hours per week and also on weekends
when they are told to work. For example, a regular job in the
U.S.A consists of eight hours starting in the morning and
finishing in the late afternoon. Some students have family they
need to take care of, so when they get back from work
they have to do their duties and chores at home. To sum up,
students encounter many obstacles that make them drop out of
Why Do Students Drop Out of
by Maria Carvajal and Leximar Rodriguez
Students drop out of school for
complex reasons. On the surface, students seem to drop
out because of poor grades or the need to work. Lack of money
to pursue college, vocational or
technical training are some of the main reasons why most
students are forced to work after high
school or to attend college on a part-time basis. In reality,
students often leave because they have
not received enough help from home, school or the
community from someone who can set higher
standards and help them to achieve more in life. Another reason
students may drop out of school is
related to their educational experiences in school, either past
or present events. Moreover, some
students believe a college degree is not a factor in achieving
success and think it is more important
to stay focused on getting promoted and earning more money.
Regardless of the reason, more and
more students either drop out or avoid enrolling, and this
pattern will continue due to fee increases
and reductions to class seating. There are no quick fixes or
time interventions for this problem and
the consequences can be huge; however, there are many concrete
things that colleges and
support groups can do to help students stay in school or get an
alternative education and also
meet their personal responsibilities. Some students arrange for
themselves to work in the
school they are attending, which lowers tuition costs and helps
them with their personal
financial situation. Also, students can benefit from asking
questions during class, meeting with the
teacher or getting with a study group to better understand and
build encouragement to continue
school. Working with peers, counselors, professors and school
administrators can help motivate
students to remain in school.
causes students to drop out of college?
by Quing Cheng
three reasons that students drop out of college. First of all,
the students don’t have money to keep on studying. They must go
to work to earn money to support themselves, and they have no
time to continue studying, so they have to drop out of college.
In addition, the tuition is expensive, and they can’t afford to
pay it. The second reason is that students get pregnant and need
to take care of their baby. For example, my friend got pregnant
and then had a baby. She was very busy. She took care of her
baby all day and all night, which left her no time to study.
Therefore, she dropped out of college. The third reason is that
some students have to go back to their countries. For instance,
my friend studied at FIU for two years. Nevertheless, she can’t
continue living in the United States because the boss didn’t
extend her husband’s contract. She had to go back to her country
with her husband, so she dropped out of college. In conclusion,
going to college is everyone’s dream, but sometimes we have to
drop out of college under some circumstances.
Why Do Students Drop Out of
by Diego Lopez
Many students dream about graduating from college;
however, some of them are not able to do it. There are many
reasons why students drop out of college, and one of them could
be because of their financial problems. In some cases parents
cannot afford to pay the education of their children in college.
Therefore, parents might send them to study any short career, or
they just make them find a job. Another reason why students drop
out of college is because they become parents. If young women
get pregnant, sooner or later they have to quit college.
Moreover, they will have to take care of their babies for
the first years. On the other hand, the fathers will have to
find a job, if they do not have one. In some cases the young men
will have to find a full-time job. Consequently, they will quit
studying too. The most common reason why students drop out of
college is because they do not like studying. Students who are
always late for class, who never pay attention, and who get low
grades, might fail the courses. Therefore, these students are
punished by their parents, and they only have to drop out of
college and get a job. I believe that student have the right to
choose whether they want to continue studying or they want to
work. However, if they choose to continue their studies, they
must do well and try to graduate. Students can study if they
want to, and if they want to get a part-time job they can do it,
but they must realize their priorities.
What Causes Students to Drop Out of College?
by Yusleidi Trimino and Yelenis Seijo
There are several reasons why people drop out of college. One of
them is when people have a full-time job. Although they want to
succeed in their lives and become professionals, they
have to work in order to support themselves. Working eight or
more hours a day does not allow a person to have much time to go
to college. It is very important while being in college, to
study every day and to do the homework because that is the only
way to learn and pass the tests. Another reason is when students
decide on getting married and having children. By the
time they begin living by themselves and having to pay several
bills including the rent, the car, the phone, the electricity
etc, they have no money left to pay the college. Some continue
studying for the next few months, but then they have to quit
because now they are involved in new responsibilities.
They become in charge of their families, which depend on
them. For women it is even more difficult because they are the
ones that take care of the children. Sometimes, they do not have
time to dedicate to their studies because they have to
raise their children. In addition, some students need financial
aid in order to study, and it is not given to everybody, so they
cannot continue in college. In conclusion, there are a number of
facts that prevent people from finishing their university
studies, and that is why they have to drop out of school.