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Peer Pressure On College Students

             There is a great deal of peer pressure that college students face throughout their college careers. Peer pressure is when you decide to do something, not because you want to, but because your peers. For college students, peer pressure can be good, and, in some cases be bad or both.
             There are many types of peer pressure that students face during their college career. In college, students will face peer pressure such as getting good grades, getting involved with clubs and sports team, or even joining a fraternity. Students might also encounter the pressure to skip class, or go out partying late at night because they want to fit in with their peers.
             Peer pressure in some cases can be good, because it can motivate the student to do positive things. The pressure can get a student to try harder at getting good grades because he or she wants to fit in with their peers that are getting good grades. Students might also join clubs or a sports team and get involved with the college, just because their friends are, even though the student doesn't want to. Students, when faced with peer pressure, do what their friends are doing because they don't want to be categorized by their friends as an outcast.
             On the other hand, peer pressure can be bad too. It can also influence a student to do negative things. The pressure can encourage a student to skip class go out late partying at night, and even start to drink. If a student is constantly skipping class, the student most likely wouldn't be able to do well in that class because he or she is missing all of the lectures. Also, if a student is out every night partying with his or her friends, then the college won't have the energy to attend class or do homework. This has a negative effect because it affects the pupil's grade in school. In these cases, peer pressure causes negative outcomes.
             In conclusion, I think that peer pressure is a very interesting issue because peer pressure is not always good and not always bad.

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