William Zinsser College Pressures Essay

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The transition from high school to college is a major step for students like myself, being that you have to get used to the change in the environment and study demands versus being in high school. College brings on a number of changes for teenagers, who may be leaving home for the first time. Author of “College Pressures” William Zinsser makes the argument that “economic, parental, peer, and self-induced pressures can have enormous impacts on college life as students” (452). Zinsser also believes that “there is no right or wrong way to get ahead in life” (453) because of the pressure college students have to endure in college. I agree with Zinsser because I am a college student, there is a lot of pressure placed on me so that I can be successful in…show more content…
Parents want the best for their children and pressure them into being professionals, some students have something different in mind when it comes to how they want their future to be. Parental pressure can hurt a student’s spirit by making them feel as they are a failure when they fail an exam. For example a student could study all week for an exam in college then when it is time for the exam forget everything. Then the student fails the exam and is sadden because they have disappointed their parents. This can stress as college student out just knowing that they have not done what their parents expected to do which can put them in can create an unhappy situation. Parents can sometimes give their children the idea that achieving is the most important part of life. I believe that most parents want to see their children succeed and make the most out of their life. My mother has always told me that she wanted me to be better than her, and make an honest living. Parental pressure can be both positive and negative on a college student, especially when they are at the same time pressured by their

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