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Why do-students

  1. 1. Why do studentsdrop out of school?How can this problem be solved?Enda Tuomeywww.writefix.com
  2. 2. Step by step• Plan• Vocabulary• Ideas• Organize ideas• Layout• Introduction and Conclusion
  3. 3. PlanDon’t start writing immediately. Instead:• Make a plan on paper• Spend 5 minutes planning – Vocab – Ideas – Organize ideas – Layout – Intro and Conclusion
  4. 4. Vocabulary• Think of synonyms (words which mean the same)• Think of related words and phrases• Change – nouns to verbs – verbs to nouns – adjectives to nouns, etc
  5. 5. Students drop out of school…• Synonyms – drop out = leave early, fail to complete, not complete, do not finish – school = education, schooling• Verbs to Nouns: – drop out = early leavers – solve = solution – school = education
  6. 6. Brainstorm ideasdon’t organize ideas - just write them down• Doesn’t like school • Problems from father• Doesn’t have money • Culture or society• Lazy, wants to play • Peer pressure• Has to get married • Already has job• Has failed some subjects • School is boring• Thinks school is boring • Has to work• Has learning problems • Does not see benefit
  7. 7. Group related ideas - Family• Doesn’t like school • Problems from father• Doesn’t have money • Culture or society• Lazy, wants to play • Peer pressure• Has to get married • Already has job• Has failed some subjects• School is boring• Thinks school is boring • Has to work• Has learning problems • Does not see benefit
  8. 8. Group related ideas - Social• Doesn’t like school • Problems from father• Doesn’t have money • Culture or society• Lazy, wants to play • Peer pressure• Has to get married • Already has job• Has failed some subjects• School is boring• Thinks school is boring • Has to work• Has learning problems • Does not see benefit
  9. 9. Group related ideas – Academic• Doesn’t like school • Problems from father• Doesn’t have money • Culture or society• Lazy, wants to play • Peer pressure• Has to get married • Already has job• Has failed some subjects• School is boring• Thinks school is boring • Has to work• Has learning problems • Does not see benefit
  10. 10. Aim for Three Groups!• Social – Lazy, wants to play • Academic – Peer pressure – School is boring – No support from family – Has failed some subjects – Has learning problems • Family – Has to work – Wants a car – Has to get married – Family not interested in education
  11. 11. Write topic sentences for each group• Many students drop out of school for family reasons.• Social pressures are another cause.• Academic problems can be another factor.
  12. 12. Family reasons: Outline• Many students drop out of school for family reasons. – get married – no benefit from education – family businesses
  13. 13. Develop ideas - Family• Many students drop out of school for family reasons. Some parents want their children to get married early. Other parents do not see the value or benefit of education. Some families want their children to work in family businesses, and think that the children do not need a qualification.
  14. 14. Social pressure: Outline Social pressures are another cause – No support from family – family not interested in education – Lazy, wants to play – student prefers to relax or have fun – Peer pressure - student’s friends also not going to college
  15. 15. Develop ideas – Social• Social pressures are another cause. Some families have no interest in education. They don’t see it as important for their children. A second point is that some students just prefer to relax and have fun, rather than work. They don’t realize how to study or understand why it can help them. Finally, peer pressure is also a factor. If your friends drop out of college, you may be tempted to do the same.
  16. 16. Academic problems: Outline• Academic problems can be another factor – failed some subjects – has learning problems – does not see benefit – school is not interesting
  17. 17. Develop ideas- Academic• Academic problems can be another factor. Some students have learning difficulties. Reading or writing can be huge problems for them. Other students simply find school boring. They prefer to do something interesting or active. In addition, if students have failed some subjects they may lose motivation.
  18. 18. Layout• Follow the same steps for solutions.• Here are two layouts: Intro Intro Problems Problem 1: Solution Solutions Problem 2: Solution Conclusion Problem 3: Solution Conclusion
  19. 19. Why do studentsdrop out of school?How can this problem be solved?Enda Tuomeywww.writefix.com

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