failing college classes

Failing College Classes? Time Off Can Help Students Discover New Interests

Most schools offer a semester of academic probation for students who are at risk of failing college classes to give them a chance to improve their academic performance. However, this puts a short deadline on pulling one’s grades up that may not be effective for students who are unprepared for the difficulty of college work, …

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Social Resources in Young Adults Predictive of Future Mental Health

While social relationships are associated with reduced depression and anxiety, strong social relationships are also a significant resource for dealing with adverse life experiences. Supportive friends act as a buffer to the potentially life-long mental health problems these events can cause by providing sources of emotional, informational and practical support. For many people, community resources …

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Roads Not-So-Less Travelled: Help for College Dropouts Who May Want to Take a Different Path

Immediate college enrollment rates may be on the rise, but high schools have not changed their curriculum to better prepare students for postsecondary education. The high school-to-college pipeline is responsible for 30% of college students dropping out during their first year for a variety of reasons. By year six, 56% of students have dropped out. …

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What Failure to Launch Programs for Young Adults Have to Offer

Failure to launch isn’t just a well-known comedy starring Matthew McConaughey–it’s a serious issue. Some individuals sail into adulthood without many bumps, but for others, it can be much rougher terrain. For those struggling individuals, some never make the full crossover into adulthood, becoming the stereotypical middle-aged adult still living in their parents’ basement. Failure …

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