Dear High School Students,
High school can be an extremely difficult time for every young adult, but moving on to college could be even more complicated. What could be even more complicated is moving onto college. These years are the hardest and will shape the rest of your life. Pressures from peers, parents, coaches, teachers, and even your self, only add to how hard these short years can be. So how do we over come all these pressures and succeed in the first year of college?
One of the hardest pressures to defeat for all young adults is peer pressure. Peer pressure is pressure by your friends or a group to behave in a certain way that they deem acceptable or change the ...view middle of the document...
Of course their persistence paid off and I was rewarded with a collection of scholarships.
Pressures from your teachers can sometimes be annoying but helpful. They want to help you get ready for the next step; whether that is your senior year in high school or your first year of college. Take their advice because it may be very helpful and important to your success as a student. Teachers will help you with getting into college by finding scholarships. They will help with letters of recommendation, essays, and suggest schools to look into. If you donâ€™t ask nicely and work with them, their help will not be useful because they are not going to do it for you.
Coaches can add pressure on you because not only do you have to fill your role as a student, but as an athlete. Coaches always want you to do your best in everything you do, whether it is on the field or in the classroom. Hard work on homework and grades, your attitude, and your work ethic are among the few expectations they have for you. Although coaches can place added pressure on a student, they can also be helpful by writing letters of recommendation and assisting with your acceptance into college. An example from my high school years is my varsity football coach. He made me go to study hall before practice every day. Also, he checked up on my grades to make sure I was performing to my full capabilities. Sometimes this added pressure to my schooling because I never wanted to let him down.
Even though there are outside pressures on you, the biggest pressures out there are the ones you put on yourself. Striving for the best grades possible on your homework, tests and grades in general, can bring about the most stress and pressures.
Transferring from high school to college can cause anxiety. Making sure your GPA, SAT, ACT, and all other scores will meet college requirements is extremely time consuming....