Class 12 English Notes Chapter 3 Why Boys Fail in College Punjab all boards Grade 12 FSc Pre Engineering include solved exercises, review questions, MCQs, and chapter overview.
Why Boys Fail in College Chapter 3 Class 12 English Notes
According to the author, there are some boys who fail because they do not try. Who are they? Can we help them?
According to the author, some boys fail in college because they do not try. The problem with these boys is that they face problem in concentrating on their studies. When such boys open their book to study, they get nervous and they unconsciously start wasting their time by engaging themselves in trivial jobs like the sharpening of pencils. Since the trouble is psychological in nature, we can help them by pointing out the source of the trouble and encourage them to work on it.
How does mistaken ambition on the part of boys and their parents lead to the failure of the boys?
Mistaken ambition on part of the boys and their parents leads to the failure of the boys because of their lack of interest in the subject they are studying. Their parents have usually chosen the courses they study and they follow the direction planned by their parents half-heatedly. The advice of the college staff can help them deal with such cases before the failure is complete.
Q 3. There are some boys who have done well at school but fail to make their mark at college. Who are they? Do you have such boys in college in your country?
Some boys who have done well at school but fail to make their mark at college are of this sort have always done their schoolwork effortlessly but are unaware of the real application. Such boys fail because of their misjudgment that they can pass college examination with as little effort as they had to put in school.
A change their attitude towards college education and the formation of a completely new set of habits is required on part of the boy himself in this case. Yes, I have encountered such boys in my country where even the brightest of the students do not have the real understanding of the concepts and are not able to apply them. These students misjudge the college curriculum to be as easy as the school one and consequently fail.
Q 4. How does financial pressure lead to the failure of students described in the lesson? Do you have similar cases in your country?
Financial pressure leads to the failure of the students because they have to earn themselves in order to meet their college expenses. They have to manage their studies and work shifts simultaneously, so they do not get ample time to concentrate on their studies. In this way, they get a poor education and poor living. Yes, I have come across such boys in my country who have to earn themselves in order to meet their educational finances. They become the victims of financial pressure and are unable to give due time to their studies which result in their failure.
Q 5. To what extent does the question of health lead to failure at college? How far can the college authorities with their medical officers help students in such cases?
Failure at college has a lot to do with the physical and mental state of health of a student. The efficiency of a student who is suffering from a disease such as tuberculosis, tonsils, sleeping sickness, poor digestion, or any form of the mental or nervous problem is greatly affected. The college authorities with their medical officers can help the students in such cases by arranging adequate health service.
Q 6. What place would you accord to sportsmen in colleges?
A good number of boys in college are attracted towards athletics, sports, and literary activities. The writer suggests that such boys should maintain a balance between co-curricular activities and their studies. Their attitude should become professional and instead of wasting their time, they should devote most of their time to their studies.
Q 7. There are some students who join college for the fun of it. Should they be allowed to stay?
Some lazy students who join college for the fun of it and do not have any serious aim in life. They do not concentrate on their studies and waste their time instead. No, such students should not be allowed to stay in college so that they may go back to the cold world and recognize the lack of worth of a lazy bluffer on their own.