Essay about College Pressures By William Zinsser

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During one point in every student’s life, they experience a pressure that makes them feel stressed out, or makes them unaware of what to do. In William Zinsser’s essay “College Pressures” he talks about the college pressures that college students face on a daily basis. Those pressures include economic, parental, self-induced, and financial (210). Zinsser explains that these pressures are normal, but learning how to “break the circle” of these pressures is all up to the student. Children are placed in school at a very early age. Some students enjoy going to school, because it is a place for them to be themselves learn new things; however some kids dread going to school for many reasons. Students in all grade levels encounter the pressures of learning how to fit in and not wanting to fail; however, students are able to “break the circle” of these pressures in which they are trapped by having confidence in themselves and their academic abilities, perhaps through creative activities. Learning how to “fit in” in school isn’t easy an easy task for most children. They don’t know who they are or who they want to be and want to be accepted by their peers. For the students whose first language is not English, they encounter this pressure of fitting in because they don 't speak fluent English in a society where English is the primary language. English is a hard language to learn, and individuals who do not understand the language may feel like an outcast while attending school. The…

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