What Contributes to Poor Grades for College Students?
© 2019 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor
It can be hard to accurately know why you are struggling academically. It may appear to others as if you are lazy, undisciplined or don't seem to care. But, in my work with helping college students improve their academics, those pejorative labels are not what is actually going on. Often, poor grades are not due to a single cause, but a multitude of contributing factors that can include:
- How you best learn, and to what extent your own learning style matches, or mismatches, the teaching models used by your teachers
- The extent to which you manage the workload of the class by starting out well-organized, and staying well-organized, which could be impacted by Attention Deficit ADD/ADHD, whether diagnosed or not.
- Your physical and mental energy level
- The extent to which career uncertainty is demotivating you
- Your capacity to not be demotivated by professors of subjects that you do not particularly like
- Physical and mental health challenges
- Not knowing and working positively with your psychological personality type
- Relationship difficulties with your family, friends, roommates and especially due to serious problems with romantic relationships
- Over-involvement with alcohol, marijuana or other non-prescribed drugs
Would Addressing Those Contributors To Poor Grades Help You?
Yes... Any of the ones listed above, as well as others that you can identify, drag on you, and may leave you drained, discouraged and unmotivated. Instead of getting your schoolwork done on time, you might find yourself procrastinating and avoiding your studies. By clearing obstacles that have led to bad grades, and applying really effective strategies that we can provide within your counseling session so your grades improve, you will be on your way to academic success!
Although I work with college-age men and woman, I specialize in men's issues. Counseling, Life Coaching, and Consulting can help. Simply call at 320-223-9481 and we can visit briefly about your situation. If it makes sense for you to schedule a counseling session after a short talk, you can do so. If not, perhaps I can suggest another resource for you.
Note: I work with college students throughout Minnesota including St. Cloud State University, Saint Cloud Technical College, Minnesota School of Business, Rasmussen, St. Johns University and the College of St. Benedicts.
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