The beginning of college is a stressful time: students have to adapt to new teaching styles, social groups, and extra-curricular activities. Freshmen especially feel the pressure to gush about how much they love their new classes, friends, and experiences when in fact the pressure to excel in all these fields may be paralyzing. Some students are so anxious in this environment that they drop out of college, even though they may be hard-working individuals. This article describes the life of one such student – while college was not conducive to her personal growth, learning and working experiences outside of the classroom proved far more beneficial, and eventually resulted in a college diploma.
Click here to read this article by Rainesford Stauffer