"College Pressures" by William Zinsser is a prefect example of what college students go through everyday. Zinsser categorized the pressures of college into four different classes and gave examples of each. He named them as to be economic pressures, parental pressures, peer pressures, and self-induced pressures; but those are just a glimpse of the topics that plague college students of today. I myself will be discussing the pressures of students in three classes, which are: Junior college students, university students, and private college students. They will be discussed on the points of: major pressure, professor pressure, new environment pressure, first-day pressure, and job pressure. .
The atmosphere is sort of different when it comes to junior college pressures. The pressure to chose a major is not as technical unless one is thinking of transferring to a university or private college, because at a junior college one can take two years of general classes receive an AA degree and be just as successful as the next man. The pressure on students from professors is not as bad since they are more in touch with their students because of smaller classes and reasonable office hours. New environment pressure is hard for everyone at first but is easily adjusted to because of a junior colleges smaller campus and friendly faces. The pressures of the first day always are scattering the mind of a freshmen student. " Can I do it by myself, are my professors hard, will I be able to pass my classes, will I be able to find my classes, will anyone help me", are just some of the many questions one may ask himself on the first day. The pressure of keeping a job is not as bad for a student in junior college; because one can balance out his work and school schedule to coincide equally. .
The atmosphere is way more intense when it comes to universities. There is more pressure put on the student to do well more than anything else.