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College Personal Statements

I’m hoping to become a veterinarian. Here are some qualifications and expectations needed for the personal statement. University of Minnesota Questions to ask yourself before writing: What’s special and unique about you or your life, skills, background, or experience? What … Continue reading

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Yellow Brick Road

    Almost all the pressures that Zinnser stated are pressures I experience on an everyday basis; I’m sure there would be a lot of students that would agree. I deal with economic pressure because I just graduated with an … Continue reading

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Deep learning

Your posts on Zinsser and your own experiences as college students have got me thinking about our varied paths of learning and literacy. How did you get here? What did you learn along the way? How and what will you … Continue reading

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College Pressure: The Oh-So-Real Struggle

William Zinsser in “College Pressures” talks about his time as Master of a residential college in Yale University. He talks about the present-day undergraduate students, “a generation that is panicky to succeed” (p. 381) and scrambling to do whatever it … Continue reading

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College Pressures

Of the four pressures discussed in Zinsser’s essay, I think the one pressure that I am most affected by is self-induced. Self-induced pressure is a by-product and the ultimate consequence of the other pressures Zinsser mentions (peer, parental, economic). I … Continue reading

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On William Zinsser’s “College Pressures”

This was by far my favorite piece that we have read thus far. I think it’s because I found it so relatable to the point I am at in my life right now. I feel as though I can relate … Continue reading

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Expectations

As I was reading College Pressures, I was overwhelmed with how much I could relate to the college students William Zinsser wrote about. The letters in the beginning were all from distressed college students. I sound the same way when … Continue reading

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