Being a teacher and advisor, I have heard all sorts of reason given to me when I asked the students about their problems, and why they were absent from class.  I compiled my findings about the mistakes tertiary students made and discovered that the challenges were mainly due to lacking knowledge in study skills. I have listed 10 common reasons why college students fail and some suggested solutions to help them improve.  


The Free eBook - '10 reasons college students fail - How to overcome the obstacles in your study?' is targeted at freshmen, foundation year, and 1st year undergraduate students, including mature students, to be aware of the mistakes most students make in their first year of tertiary study that lead to dropout. Its main objective is to help students find solutions for their study challenges before it is too late.   

Instructor Biography

Dr. Yolanda Hiew is an expert in teaching and learning.  She has taught at college and university in Malaysia and England. The subjects she has most experience are English for Academic Purposes, English for Business, Linguistics subjects and soft skills. She lived in England for 10 years, studying and working in various professional organisations as a lecturer, social worker, language interpreter, and student mentor to autistic tertiary students.  


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    This is based on true

    21/06/2021 22:58:17

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    Patrick Hiew

    Comprehensive. Easy to grasp. Straight to the point.

    25/01/2021 18:02:58

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    Contains excellent information

    03/10/2019 08:08:56

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    a very valuable and insightful ebook

    27/10/2018 18:41:28

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    Isax Li

    For me myself do have all kinds of failures learning studying practicing and coping guiding and management losing stumbling blocks stones t make a lots of chances to step up by enjoy the journey destination in beginning sure you met very abusive strictest angriest those teachers and lecturers love to punish us all costs all those faults are not students choices of mistakes and loss opportunities those arrogants ones those ignorant ones those like spank using rattan to spank us and canning us and palm of the hand to spank our back so angrily we bising bising is normal i know easily distracting never pay attention but teachers when going to eternal lifes will get a lots of losses rest in peaces because lesson is from God never be nice to discouraging people and naughtiest ruthless reckless hackless hijack and like to scould us yell scream punishing and more will tell off to parents teachers lecturers all kinds of idiotic never learned lessons being scould them off are revenges of our lives when we older can remember well memorized well screwed them around the world even locally must revenged because all are not easiest as becomes GODS PROPHETS SAINTS PROFESSORS AND POSITIONS remembered heaven are all choices of free choices without i hate earth and hell becuase never be so nice like heaven or my own eternal place of heaven never name heaven before becuase heaven is not bullying teasing soulding abusive wrongs manners vandalisme all kinds of evils naughtiest and behave destructions then ask myself why they are could this talents and ways it kill against satan devil demon what those do evil attempt i not here to spamming i here because my mind and heaven eternal minds and aspergers knowledgable mind because heaven mind always every areas to be nice wise humble taughtful manners follow and whatever greatest news should learned from heavenly on earth because heaven are all free of charges and heaven is so unlimited sizes think heavenly think out of your mind and be more creative students innocent ones are smarter than those bullying loves to be middle fingers at us and all ways of unthoughtful human behaviour whenever those remembered the earth itself will explode because in heaven i can thinking measured and accurate and speakable and correct prediction are make me more dangerous cleverest smartest most most beautiful as paradise and fantasies more you all love cartoons animations and those nice nice one childish ones is are good to learn because earth are going explode 250millions years from now human age recorded 300,000years old some in wikipedia a man lived or eight individuals can lived until year of 1545 from age born 1300 of the year recorded in wikipedia sure there is no limit retirement age we can age 200 to 500 to 900years old methuselah and adam can lived longest in bible other then that histories of its own can measurized in heaven unlimited size infinties and beyonds

    02/10/2018 13:27:37

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    Armay Veronica Andrew


    26/09/2018 11:58:45

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    Armay Veronica Andrew


    25/09/2018 10:22:43

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    Deisyka VSI

    now i know hehe..

    19/09/2018 11:35:10

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    Sharveshwaran s/o Ramarau

    a must read book

    28/08/2018 17:48:27

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    S.P.KARTHIGASU - Creative Vision Academy

    Awesome guide fro college students

    18/08/2018 02:09:58

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    Vimala Devi A/P Tharumalingham


    14/08/2018 17:47:05

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    Suganthee Rajaram


    01/08/2018 22:14:04

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    Students must read!

    30/07/2018 22:22:13

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    Serving in the academic field for 10 years, I much agree to the author's thoughts on reasons for college students failing to cope with their studies. However, with the right support system & guidance from internal as well as external sources, anyone who is teachable and coachable is bound for success. A must read for all college/undergraduate students and good tips & ideas for academicians out there

    07/06/2018 18:30:28

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    Shezron Saimun

    Everyone should read this.

    31/05/2018 10:22:32

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    EP Malar

    Awesome info

    01/05/2018 20:20:14

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    Raynold Thomas

    Should read these while I am still a student.

    30/04/2018 11:58:25

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    Jacqueline Joseph


    26/04/2018 10:40:50

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    Good book

    23/04/2018 20:52:30

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    Vrynn Vyn

    so nice

    23/04/2018 13:03:50

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    Elsie jimar


    22/04/2018 16:26:28

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    Josephine Chin

    good info !

    21/04/2018 20:04:45

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    Eson Osaka

    Awesome.. Good Info

    21/04/2018 19:58:45

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    Amirul Danish

    A must read for all college students!

    17/12/2017 09:42:56

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    Jim Jeremy (Billionaire CEO)

    Powerful and insightful

    12/12/2017 13:35:17

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    Clara Ann Nelson

    Good info. simple and easy to understand

    20/08/2017 17:12:15

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    Its indeed beneficial for all the tertiary students especially when they embark on their new journey in college/uni.

    13/08/2017 10:31:41

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    Raynold Thomas

    Nice reading.

    12/08/2017 22:36:27

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    Raguna kanniah

    Dr yolanda this course and workshop can help student and i am going to promote in my facebook.

    10/08/2017 19:15:42

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