1 October 2013
Hello all and welcome to the 2013 seminar for all high school students in the Los Angeles County School District. In this four and a half hour presentation I will provide you all with ways to help you succeed in a college setting. Today we will discuss who a poor student is and ways that you can change or prevent being a poor student. To start off, a poor student is one who isn’t motivated; one who has a poor, negative attitude towards their teachers and peers, continual absences/tardies, and is not organized whatsoever. I believe that motivation is part of your success if you’re not motivated to try and do more then you will get lazy and not want to do anything. If you’re not organized then you won’t have the need materials for the right class with you on your person or around you. Attitude would be a huge part of your poor student persona, we will in a way sense your negative attitude and keep clear from you. Having a poor attitude will also affect your grades and academic success. Continually being absent and tardy to classes can also lead to a poor student. When you’re late to class or absent from a class it can affect your grade because now you have missed important information or news.
A poor student has a lack of motivation for learning. Instead of attending Pierce College to pursue an education, the poor student may be there by coercion, either from pressures from his parents, or because he needs a degree in order to get a job. This student may not participate in discussions during class time because he did not do the readings that were assigned. The student may not have anything to contribute to the class because he does not think that he should put effort into this education that he does not feel compassionate about. Parent involvement is one of the most influential aspects of student motivation. The parents are the initial teachers of the child before the child goes to school and...