Why students who do well in high school bomb in college
The first year of college is a tough transition, and for many students, a disillusioning one.
A study conducted last fall at the University of Toronto found that incoming students arrived with unreasonably optimistic expectations. On average, students predicted they would earn grade-point averages of 3.6. Those dreams were swiftly punctured. By the end of the year, the average freshman had only a 2.3.
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My Comments: If I am being honest, I think my son exhibits a bit of both, with a slight bias to the divers. I chalk this up to entering college a bit young and immature. Hopefully, he can develop some grit.