Do your homework or dislike the results College Life

Hello everyone:

I have been teaching college for 12 years now and one of the biggest mysteries to me is why students pay good money for their education, come to class on a regular basis, but do not turn anything in.

The only thing I can figure is that their parents are paying for their education, they enjoy coming to class, but they don’t want to do the work. Is college entertainment for them or did Mom and Dad say “go to college or get a job?” Do they figure that sitting in a classroom for hours every week is considered “going to college?” I guess it is, technically speaking.

I would love to read your comments about their mindset because they otherwise appear to be intelligent folks. Why do you think they do it (or actually, don’t do it, as far as homework is concerned).


Dr. Sheri


Sheri Dean Parmelee has a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Regent University. She writes books on practical tips for people who become unexpectedly unmarried and is working on her second novel in a series of contemporary romance/suspense novels. She teaches at three colleges, working with students from freshmen to graduate students. Her hobbies include running 8 miles a day and reading biographies and fiction.


  1. Kayla Carlyle Says: November 8, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    I think it is pure laziness and that college is not important to them. I am a full time employed worker and college student, full time online. I, unlike many of my colleagues have been handed the responsibility of paying my own bills: car insurance, repairs, gas, phone bill, all food expenses, toiletries, rent, entertainment,and if financial aid doesn’t come through, then that is an expense as well. I know I do my homework because college simply costs too much to not do my homework. Not only that, it is important to me because I want to achieve straight A grades and be at the top percentage of students. These are my goals because I know it can only help if I as to further my education to top universities. If those students who do not do homework had a taste of responsibility and what it is like to be a real adult, they might look at the whole thing differently.

    Kayla Carlyle

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