Posted by Chris Scott Barr on Dec 12, 2008

FCC Commissioner Blames WoW For College Drop-Outs

I’ve known quite a few people that play World of Warcraft, and I also know several people who have dropped out of college. Interestingly enough, none of the people I know fit into both categories. It seems that this is a rare case, as Federal Communications Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate recently pointed her finger at games like WoW for many college drop-outs.

“You might find it alarming that one of the top reasons for college drop-outs in the U.S. is online gaming addiction – such as World of Warcraft – which is played by 11 million individuals worldwide”

What I find alarming is the lack of solid facts to back up that claim. No, I won’t even attempt to deny that some people have dropped out of college because they’re WoW addicts, since I’m sure it has happened. However, I think that once again, video games are an easy target, and thus have gotten singled out by a political figure.

Honestly, why have these people really dropped out? I’m sure that it has more to do with poorly-managed studying habits, rather than the video game that is causing the problem here. If you have good study habits, you know how to make time for both your hobbies and your work. And if you find writing essays challenging, use an essay writing service reddit. Once again I’m quicker to point my finger at the education system and parents for not teaching their children good habits, which will then help them later in life rather than evil video games that poison the minds of today’s youth.


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