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1 Why do students drop out of school? How can this problem be solved? Enda Tuomey

2 Step by step Plan Vocabulary Ideas Organize ideas Layout Introduction and Conclusion

3 Plan Dont start writing immediately. Instead: Make a plan on paper Spend 5 minutes planning – Vocab – Ideas – Organize ideas – Layout – Intro and Conclusion

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 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 Brainstorm ideas dont organize ideas - just write them down Doesnt like school Doesnt have money Lazy, wants to play Has to get married Has failed some subjects Thinks school is boring Has learning problems Problems from father Culture or society Peer pressure Already has job School is boring Has to work Does not see benefit

7 Doesnt like school Doesnt have money Lazy, wants to play Has to get married Has failed some subjects Thinks school is boring Has learning problems Problems from father Culture or society Peer pressure Already has job School is boring Has to work Does not see benefit Group related ideas - Family

8 Doesnt like school Doesnt have money Lazy, wants to play Has to get married Has failed some subjects Thinks school is boring Has learning problems Problems from father Culture or society Peer pressure Already has job School is boring Has to work Does not see benefit Group related ideas - Social

9 Doesnt like school Doesnt have money Lazy, wants to play Has to get married Has failed some subjects Thinks school is boring Has learning problems Problems from father Culture or society Peer pressure Already has job School is boring Has to work Does not see benefit Group related ideas – Academic

10 Aim for Three Groups! Social –Lazy, wants to play –Peer pressure –No support from family Academic –School is boring –Has failed some subjects –Has learning problems Family –Has to work –Wants a car –Has to get married –Family not interested in education

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 Family reasons: Outline Many students drop out of school for family reasons. – get married – no benefit from education – family businesses

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 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 - students friends also not going to college

15 Develop ideas – Social Social pressures are another cause. Some families have no interest in education. They dont 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 dont 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 Academic problems: Outline Academic problems can be another factor – failed some subjects – has learning problems – does not see benefit – school is not interesting

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 Layout Follow the same steps for solutions. Here are two layouts: Intro Problem 1: Solution Problem 2: Solution Problem 3: Solution Conclusion Intro Problems Solutions Conclusion

19 Why do students drop out of school? How can this problem be solved? Enda Tuomey


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