Long gone are the days of the “gentlemen’s C,” when students journeyed through college with a certain relaxation, sampling a wide variety of courses — music, art, philosophy, classics, anthropology, poetry, religion — that would send them out as liberally educated men and women. She is very obviously an artist and will be a good one — she has already had several modest local exhibits. Follow Blog via Email Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. WR College Pressure: My professor … Carlos:
She keeps up with her art somewhat furtively and takes some of the “dumb” courses her father wants her to take — at least they are dumb courses for her. You can add this document to your saved list Sign in Available only to authorized users. Here follows a tale of woe. Luckily for me, most of them got into their field by a circuitous route, to their sur- 6 College Pressures—William Zinsser prise, after many detours. I see four kinds of pressure working on college students today:
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Write an essay in which you do the following: Inevitably, the two are deeply intertwined. There are too many choices. Nothing original but everything’s piling up at once.
Nor are they so obsessed with preessures studies that they avoid sports and extracurricular activities. She is very obviously an artist and will be a good one — she has already had several modest local exhibits. Women at Yale are under no less pressure to justify their expensive education to themselves, their parents, and society.
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Quite a jump from the costs he was talking about. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I know a student who wants to be an artist.
I don’t know if they are getting A’s or C’s, and I don’t care. It’s why I think we should all be worried about the values that are nurturing a generation so fearful of risk and so goal-obsessed at such an early age.
Still, it would be hard for a student not to visualize these officers shuffling so many transcripts studded with A’s that they regard a B as positively shameful. They go off to their labs as if they were going to the dentist. The pressure is almost as heavy on students who just want to graduate and get preseures job. I’ve never heard the word Newsie except at the banquet.
He says that there are no villains, only victims. What I wish for all students is some release thexis the clammy grip of the future.
But her father is strongly opposed. A Just Russia politicians. It’s not easy to persuade such loving parents that the humanities do, indeed, pay off. Part of the problem is that they do hhesis than they are expected to do. Not taking zinsserd will lead to a life of colorless mediocrity. MLA Formatting 1 2 3 4 Margins: A Writers Reference 7th Edition.
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