Deciding to go to college is the hardest decision a student can make and the most stressful. Caused by many reasons, the stress is present whether one is in their first year of college or their last. Deciding to attend college is frightening for students; this is because it means going into the world and growing up. Along with the decision come a number of stressful responsibilities and changes that a student has to put up with. The reasons for so much stress fall into one of three categories: academic stress, which has anything to do with studying for classes, financial stress, which has to do with paying for school, and personal stress. Many students experience stress, and they have to combine their busy lives and the demands of college and still make time for themselves. We all experience stress in college getting ready for exams, completing papers, or adjusting to college life. We all know that being stressed for a long time may cause health issues. Although stress can be harmful at times, it can also be good and stimulating. Stress can also be good, because of facing new challenges helps students grow up and learn new things. Dealing with academic and personal stressors is the hardest part about college, and it will interfere with personal life and help experiment life’s options.
My time spent at Cogswell Polytechnical College has been one of a great experience thus, making me more appreciative of the financial hardships my family continues to endure in order for me to attend such a prestigious university. There is no one in my family to have made it this far academically as I am living the life of a first generation college student. Now, being the only person out of my other nine siblings to identify as a college student raises a lot of concern from the adults of the family as well as intrapersonal stress. The annual income my family lives off of could be considered at poverty level, therefore financials are allocated properly by priority with my education not being one of them. Just as society views eighteen to be the threshold of adulthood, so do my parents. Consequently, I am attending college strictly on my own and this is what makes me suitable candidate for the Dragon scholarship. Simply put, anything to financially assist in my schooling would definitely relieve the stress of wondering if Cogswell will just one day become too expensive for me to attend.
For first year students coming straight from high school, college life can either be very exciting or overwhelming depending on how well one prepares for it. Some have the notion that college is fun and is all about partying, while some believe that it is an environment in which they
Being a Freshman in college, gives me a new feeling. A feeling of the freedom to do what I think is best for my future. Now that I am in college I am living for myself and giving myself a chance to grow into the person I want to be. I am slowly learning what it means to be a successful student.
They’ll have enough money to pay for their books, utensils, notebooks, and meal plan. As a college student, it’s already hard enough to find a local since we spend so much time with homework and studying for exams. Those that are working are complaining because it’s almost like waste of time; most of them are saying that sometime they have to work at least 40 hours a week, while attending school, just to live in an apartment or dorm. Now, as a freshman in college I have witnessed and lived a life of a college student and it’s not what it seems like; before attending college I had a misconception about college lifestyle. I thought it’ll be a life of rollercoaster, where there new things to explore in every turn, but no that wasn’t the case, matter of fact, it was the totally opposite. As a freshmen I had to find a job and though I can save some money while attending school at the same time. The money I had before school I used that to purchase few books which total out to be $500-$700. At that point, I was disappointed because I knew I had to work more hours in order to balance myself. I started working 20 hours a week as a full time student; taking 12-13 credits. After a month of paying for books and school materials, I needed to find extra money for personal spending so I worked full time instead and school was kicking my ass, but I had no choice to work as hard as I could
Making the best of college The thought of new adventures I will encounter and the freedom I will gain in college makes me ecstatic. Your First Year of College: 25 Strategies and Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year and Beyond written by Randall S. Hansen, who is an entrepreneur who is focused on helping people with college success and health and wellness. “Get enough sleep, take your vitamins and eat right.” Getting enough sleep can improve your focus and agility. The author suggest that if you stay healthy, get enough sleep, and take your vitamins you should have a better chance of avoiding the “Freshman 15.” Without having your parents around to serve you a good balanced meal, one may be tempted to go for the cookies
The results from this study verify the ‘Freshman Fifteen’ by demonstrating that freshmen at Cornell University, who were enrolled in introductory courses in Nutrition and in Human Development, experienced significant weight gain during the first 3 months of college. The gain in weight during the first 12 weeks of the semester was 1.9kg or 158.3 g/week. This amount of weight is more than double of that observed by Hovel et al10 (76.57 g/week) and more than that recorded by Matvienko et al12 (103.85g/week in their untreated control group).
As a freshman entering college, I was still skeptical if teaching was the right major for myself or if I wanted to go to college at all. That was four long years ago for me. Since then, I have taken classes I excelled in and I have taken classes I have struggled with and could not find the end of the semester. I am the first person in my family to go to college and not get pregnant or drop out before graduation. I am a member of Kappa Delta Phi: education honors society at Shepherd University and I was also a member of Alpha Phi Omega: the community service fraternity. I have worked extremely hard as a full time manager at two retail stores to put myself through college.
Coming into college I was pretty calm overall, but once I arrived I started to think more in depth about what all is changing in my life. I had always heard how much harder classes are in college and how some people have to completely give up on their social
How to Survive the First Year of College The idea of college is overwhelming, considering that incoming students have to decide where they will live, what they will study, how many hours to take, and especially how they are going to pay for it. Randall S. Hansen, a nationally recognized Entrepreneur,
Freshman year is quite a change from the way you live in high school. One of the largest changes of which was fiscal responsibility and expenses of being a student. There were 3 main expenses that I incurred throughout my freshman year that I likely should have put more thought into budgeting. The first expense was food, I'm 6'4" so I eat a lot of food and never realized how expensive it is to buy groceries myself. Some freshman do a campus meal plan for their food expenses, which can be quite costly (upwards of $1000 a semester), and some people decide to cook in their dorms. Another major expense is textbooks or course materials, some of these books can have a price tag of more than $200 a piece. Many students, including myself, chose to
This year has definitely been a roller coaster. From the first day there have been some good days, some bad, some easier than others and days I didn’t think I could finish the year. Not everything was has I hoped it would be, I lost a lot of important people in my life; not so much physically but more so emotionally. Friends departed different ways and family became a more difficult to be around. Aside from all of that, I can reflect on senior year and say that my life has changed for the better, simply because I have matured into a more, loving, caring and manageable young lady.
The college is concern about the sophomores. Some sophomores have a difficult time transitioning to that next level. Upper-level courses are more challenging, and sophomores find themselves filled with anxiety. Sophomores find themselves frustrated over challenging courses like calculus, chemistry, and biology. So it is important that these students receive advisement from an advisor and a faculty adviser. Sophomores need just as much guidance as do the freshman.
Stress is unavoidable, no matter the situation, location, or time; stress is always present. Stress is found in higher levels during the duration in which students attend college. It is predictably higher among college students, freshmans in particular, because of the extreme expectations set upon them by their parents and, of course, society. The need to please their parents, longing for success in life, and being able to sustain a reasonable income in the future, all of which falls into the hands of college students who are making critical decisions which may decide the outcome for a large portion of their lives. If these students end up hating their future jobs, the stress of having to go back into college to study for a new career
My life as a student has been a fairly good one. I’ve received good grades throughout all my years of high school and pride myself as an intelligent individual. But my individual ability to grow and learn has been always changing and shifting as I have grown. I think that currently, I am at a low point in my mindset and learning ability, but there is hope on the horizon. This essay will explore the growth and mindset of Will Roser, and how I can grow as a learner, friend, and individual.