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Zinsser’s “College Pressures”

Zinsser’s piece, “College Pressures”, depicts the plight of the college student in today’s economically driven society. There are several key social issues Zinsser notes. One is the is the struggle to be better than our classmates. This is seen as … Continue reading

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Under Pressure

woops posted this on the wrong blog! Reading Zinsser’s essay “College Pressures” was really eye opening. It made me realize how competitive, future obsessed and ultimately, pathetic, our youth has become. We strive for perfection in order to get what … 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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