College Stress Essay

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Typical November nights in a college students residence include cramming obligated to catch for papers due in December, and exams that lurk around the corner on a topic you felt up on sleep for. Deadlines and due dates are non-existent for students until the night before since the preoccupations; partying and overall good times which lack libraries and study sessions, expel more excitement than the adrenaline rush of a chemistry chronicle or a pre-cal problem. At most schools, the days of dorm rules, dress codes, and even mandatory class attendance is long gone. But while freedom can be exciting and fun, it can also be stressful because no one is telling you what to do. You have to make a lot of decisions on your own and readjust your own …show more content…
This added pressure does nothing for students but makes them think that if they don’t get wonderful marks in school that they wont be accepted at home anymore. When in reality all the parents want is their kid to get a great job, and have a future.

Another major factor in adding to the stress level in during college life would have to be the almighty job. Most students that go to a community college have a full time job they attend to after their full schedule of classes. Most jobs expect that you have no other outside life other then thinking about what you are going to do next time you come into work. Supervisors can’t empathize with you because they themselves have been working the same job for the past ten years, and have never even entered a college classroom. They demand that you always be able to work no matter what school work is due the next week. It becomes really hard for a full time student to hold a full time job and get by without stressing out every night. This stress is not something that stays at the job, it follows through to the classroom.

The most important of these causes of stress would have to be the approval from others, and the pressure applied by peers. Especially in a new environment, most people eagerly seek acceptance. That may mean conforming, whether it’s to friends’ attitudes toward alcohol, drugs, partying, studying, or sex. This change from high school to college life sometimes can lead to
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