College Is The Best Years Of Your Life Essay

2034 Words Dec 9th, 2016 9 Pages
College is supposed to be the best years of your life, right? However, students quickly find out that college is a lot more stressful than it appears. University of Pennsylvania student, Kathryn DeWitt, had a reality shock while making the adjustment from high school to college. In high school, Dewitt was not only a star athlete, but also a straight A student. Little did she know, her life was about to come crashing down. She was so overwhelmed with keeping her grades up and trying vigorously to impress people that she forgot to take time for herself. Before she knew it, Dewitt was buying razor blades and writing letters saying goodbye to the people she cared about. Unlike many other college students struggling with overpowering stress, Dewitt did not choose the path to end her life. Very few people realize how much stress a college education puts on students.
It seems like college students constantly have an overbearing, annoying, and unwelcome weight on their shoulders that is troublesome to dispose of. Most of this weight comes from the enormous amount of stress that these students are under. There are many factors that contribute to the stress of students, especially when they have to transition from high school to college. The classes get harder, the workload is tougher, and new study habits need to be formed. In high school, grades come from daily work and many tests, but in college doing poorly on a single exam can significantly determine the outcome of your final…

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