Andy Truong 11/11/14 Honors ENG 111
Students everywhere may feel pressured into doing well in their course classes in order to receive a higher grade. It may not seem that way in high school but to a college student, grades mean everything. Grades are used as motivation for the student to strive for success and in order to be a success, they have to work hard for it. But how much can that student take in order to reach the grade that they want? For a college student, grades are a vital component in the students’ lives which may determine their futures as well. Pressure is what holds the students’ back from getting what they want and they can lead to consequences. Overwhelmed college students are in danger of making harmful decisions about their future.
The majority of college students may be going through a lot of stressful situations that can impact their education significantly. While college students prefer to focus on social objectives in the school, they usually feel academic pressure from others around them. Parents are a prime example of what can cause stress related issues to the students’ learning capabilities. According to SeattlePi, parents would often expect the student to achieve a certain academic goal. This can range from getting straight A’s in all of their classes to graduating with a high degree. Not only parents, but professors and other peers such as students and friends can also pressure the student to get a high grade. Combining all the pressure college students have dealt with before with putting all their efforts in the college can set them up to fail and disappoint others around them, especially the parents.
These stress related problems can lead to harmful decision making by the college student. The student may feel the need to take risky actions such as cheating, drugs, or even dropping out which can seriously hurt them and the people around them. In the United States, suicide is the third leading cause of death...
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