In “ College Pressures,” William Zinsser discusses four types of pressures college students go through. Even though he wrote this in 1978, college students today still experience all four of the pressures. The four pressures Zinsser discusses are economic, parental, peer, and self-induced. Today’s college students are becoming more and more disconnected with their passions and are being thrown into the world of practicality. College should be a place of experimentation and discovery, but instead it’s turned into feelings of stress and fear. students are becoming overwhelmed and stressed with the same “economic pressure, parental pressure, peer pressure and self-induced pressure” Zinsser speaks of in his essay. College students today undergo even more then the college students from Zinssers ' time.
Going to college is the first step to jump into the society, learning how to communicate with others, get more advanced information, acknowledge and share ideas with friends. However, many students are getting into trouble, which not related with education. In the essay, "College Pressure," William Zinsser focuses on four main types of pressure that college student experiences, which are economic pressure, parental pressure, peer pressure, and self-induced pressure. Zinsser writes about the pressures and gives examples on each one by writing scenarios or giving a personal experience when he witnessed college students struggling with anxiety. The essay gives a good amount of information and details to back up the
College pressures dominate our lives. They begin to levitate around us and slowly derail our lives. William Zinsser elaborates about the college pressures that modern generations are facing. He reveals multiple commonalities that the typical college student encounters on a daily basis. Zinsser states, “They want a map-right now-that they can follow unswervingly to career security, financial security, social security, and presumably, a prepaid grave” (12). He is spot on, the pressures demand my attention and won’t take no for an answer. So far I’ve gone head to head with these pressures every day since I started my freshman year in college. For the time that I’ve been here, my mind is overwhelmed and distraught with the amount of stress that gets piled on top of me every single day. I drown in these unrealistic expectations written in those faulty suggestion bars about how to be successful in college and college 101 tips. College pressures surround me like a dull gray cloud. It showers me with expectations and unfinished checklists. College itself is similar to carpooling to hell and back, but with no actual guarantee with a ride back.
The transition from high school to college is a notoriously daunting experience for students entering, arguably, the most important years in their lives. Everything that a student has come to know about academics, for the most part, are to be radically challenged. Many different factors go into the change, and any particular one can be enough to overwhelm any given student into becoming an emotional wreck. Whether it be living on one's own for the first time, drastic schedule changes, or becoming socially involved, these responsibilities are just three examples, among the seeming hundreds. However, a perfect balance between these responsibilities is a major key in not allowing the stressors to take one captive.
There is so many pressures put on college students. In further review of Sarah Ann Ferner’s document in the Odyssey on Pressures of College Students the pressures are, academic, finances, relationships, independence and accountability, peers, facing the future and the last is multitasking stress. One of the pressures is academic expectations. This pressure is from parents and teachers expecting good grades and attendance from the students. Also, these are college classes and the teachers expect more from them and that means more homework and more reading assignments. The more ambitious the students face the more academic pressure is put on that student. The next pressure students face is finances. While being away from home for most students is a
The transition to adulthood is an important area of research because of the multitude of changes that are experienced after adolescence, including the changing achievement goals, values, and aspirations that many young adults face. In your discussion post discuss significant physical, cognitive and other related life changes that impact adults during this particular stage in life.
An example of a life changing milestone is something that changes a person’s perspective and thinking about themselves. I’m writing about how one Christmas changed how I acted, thought, and felt about myself. It was an early Christmas morning, I got up to the smell of freshly baked pancakes and bacon. I hurried up and got dressed so I could go eat some breakfast.After I ate breakfast I had to wait for my grandmother to arrive.When she got there we opened all but one present under the tree. It had my name on it and it was in a little tiny box, so tiny I almost didn’t see it. I slowly opened it to find a little note. On the note it told me to go into the garage. In the garage was another note, that lead back to the house and under the stairs.
College represents a form of higher learning. For many, it is also a time for personal growth as we transition into adulthood. This in itself is a stressful situation as one must make drastic adjustments to a new role, environment, and demands. Stress is a major contributor to the development of mental and emotional issues (Rodgers, L., Tennison, L. 2009). Research has been done to determine the impact of depression and anxiety on university students. It has been
We are all aware about the amount of stress that high school seniors go through due to the unpleasant college application process and being able to make effective post secondary decisions. This stress can lead to many downfalls like eating disorders, health issues, headaches, and even suicide. Research shows that the final year of high school is the most stressful due to the difficult college application process and at the same time being able to make post-secondary plans and decisions. Another stressful aspect that all seniors must go through is being able to make financial decisions. Students are apprehensive about the loan process and being in debt their whole lives. This leads to a lot of tension and stress. Having a counseling group like the one I will discuss in this paper will help to decrease seniors’ stress levels and to provide support to students with the aforementioned stress, fear, and indecisions. This paper will cover the following topics: rationale of forming a stress management group, research that shows that first year college freshman are unable to cope with stress and why most commit
“More than 28 percent said they frequently felt overwhelmed by all they had to do” when they started college (O'Shaughnessy). Even though freshman are consider young adults, living on their own can be a difficult task. The pressure of growing into an adult causes them to stress out emotionally and causes them to catch a feeling of being overwhelmed. When freshman get these feelings, it may cause some to drop out. As a freshman, I somewhat feel overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted due to academics and athletics. Once I graduated high school, I started college literally the next week; basically, I had to mature in one whole week. As of now, I feel more mature and less overwhelmed than I was last month. Overall, freshman who suffer from stress, exhaustion, and overwhelmingness contributes to the reason why freshman drop out after their first
According to Lupien, McEwan, Gunnar, and Heim (2009), going off to college involves significant adjustments to their daily routines; sleeping and eating habits, time-management skills, and stress levels will be altered in one way or another. First-year students have to adjust to the new school environment, different social settings, and new schedules, all without the help and guidance from their parents, who have been there for them for eighteen years. Over 30% of college freshman report that they feel overwhelmed (Klainberg, Ewing, & Ryan, 2010), where some students even opt to work as they juggle their class and work schedules. Some students work at a job or study harder than others, but they are all trying to get degrees so maybe one day they will have meaningful and significant lives. It is a constant struggle for everyone who is trying desperately to make him or herself into a success. And every college student wants to be involved in society in a positive manner, allowing contribution of their ideals and values to others.
Students experience numerous stressors and challenges during their time in college, especially during the first semester (Credé, & Niehorster 2011). But what are those numerous stressors? Stressors for students are financial issues, lack of sleep, poor grades, challenges of balancing academics with social life, possibility dropping out of school, or being away from home. The reason for this research is to identify what will assist these students to adapt to the college atmosphere coming out of high school. What are those things that help the student transition?
With an increased demand for skilled labors, many students nowadays find themselves needing to complete some form of higher education at college to ensure their success in the workplace and their future career goals. Although freshmen students often enter college with high expectations and ambitions, many eventually drop out of college. Why does that happen? In an ever-changing and more competitive environment, the demanding expectations on college students now soar at unprecedented heights, creating stressful and unpleasant experiences for many of them as they try to keep up with all the burdens inflicted upon them. In their writings, Dr. Christine B. Whelan, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alan Schwartz, and Nisha Ramachandran explore and illustrate some of the stress-creating challenges that freshmen struggle with today. Even though many factors contribute to the huge list of problems for first-year students, many of the problems that create stress for college freshmen fall under the categories of academic factors, (what adverb to add) teachers, and personal-life conflicts.
I remember this lady from ODU clear a day was telling my class her experience of college and her very first day of college .She explain she didn’t know what to make of meeting new people transitioning to a new chapter in like becoming an adult. In college you make a lot of decision of your own she talk about that challenge of people get caught up with partying and keeping up with grades. You have to balance everything because e getting overwhelm she seen it people stresses out with college. It can affect how your behavior and altitude when you become overwhelmed. Her tip for us is take some time to yourself sometime you don’t push yourself so hard. You have to maintain a good schedule to get good results it’s not easy in college it come with a lot of pressure. Listening to here I took that and