College Pressures For College Students Essay

821 Words Feb 1st, 2015 4 Pages
College Pressures

Sweaty palms, dry mouth, and broken words are nervous attributes that many students all across college campuses feel on their first few days of classes. In some sense, it is a new world, a new adventure opening doors to their dreams and potential careers. Yet those dreams are sometimes overshadowed by challenges, identified as college pressures. Students facing these college pressures are overwhelmed and are struggling to adjust to a new lifestyle. With so many opportunities, and new found independence, it is no surprise that college pressures are leading to an increase in college dropouts and lower GPAs. That is why it is important that we work as a community to ensure that students are using any and all available resources to gain control over their economic, academic, and self-induced pressures. In recent years economic issues have been prevalent across the states with many families cutting back expenses and hoping scholarships, grants, and as few loans as possible, would get their children through a traditional four year college with a degree landing them a career with adequate pay and job security. Zinsser says, “Today it is not unusual for a student, even if he works part-time at college and full-time during the summer, to accrue $5,000 in loans after four years.” (P451)A full-time student is taking at least 12 credit hours and that does not include time required for studying the materials covered in lectures and completing assigned projects. A…

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