Struggles of College Students

2039 Words May 22nd, 2012 9 Pages
Alexa Ferris
English 102
Ms. Jones
April 10, 2012
Struggles of College Students
A college student taking their first few steps onto a college campus is the day when they can finally feel the independence they were longing for. College is a place where students can find themselves. It can be a place for success as well as a place for partying. Attending college comes with many struggles. College tests every individual by staying above the influence, becoming a more organized student, and even making them step out of their comfort zone.
When a student enters the college world, they are faced with the struggle of peer pressure. This pressure may include alcohol and drug abuse. Staying above the influence is hard to do when pressured into
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Waking up on time for class goes along with getting enough sleep. Students should time when they need to wake up for class and set an accurate alarm to wake them up. Staying organized also involves avoiding clutter. Many students will stack all of their papers together keeping them unorganized. This can cause many problems when studying for the final exam. To keep organized while studying, a student should have a quiet place to study. It would make it easier if a student had folders separating homework and notes for each of their classes. Having one’s notes organized makes study time a lot smoother and less stressful. “…You also have to study 26 hours a week, according to professors. Or else you’ll flunk out” (Silver). Studying is very important in college. College is a whole new world compared to high school,” Alana Gardner from Indiana University confessed, “I used to study half an hour for test in high school. Omigosh I’m literally insane, you have to study at least two hours for a test in college!” (Silver).
When a student enters the college world, it makes him/her nervous and excited for what is about to come into their lives. When going to college, many students go to a college a few hours away from their hometown. This can be hard to break away from one who had lived with their parents through high school, but can also be a great opportunity for independence. Many students who go to a college that is
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