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William Zinsser's College Pressure

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For starters, the articles College Pressures and Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior both talk about pressures students and children face. Though, the difference is Amy Chau’s article mainly talks about parental pressures while William Zinsser’s College Pressures discusses about economic, parental, peer, and self-induced pressures. As stated in Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior, Chinese parents often push their children to strive for perfection: this means perfect grades, perfect standardized testing scores, and a perfect life. Western parents, thought, strive for their children’s happiness leading to less “successful” children as claimed by Chau. Therefore, through wanting a more successful child, Chinese parents place a huge amount of stress
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