Can You Handle The Pressure?

A year ago, I traveled seven hours and 400 miles to begin my four year college career at the University of Missouri. I went in with the expectations from my parents and myself to get really good grades and to get really involved. A year later, my perspective and expectations for myself during this four year journey changed drastically, and Annie Murphy Paul hit the nail on the head in her Secrets of the Most Successful College Students article. College for many students has become the constant pressure of getting the best grades and gaining the best resume boosters; meanwhile, not focusing on actually learning the material being taught and not diving into things they love because it might not be the best thing for their resume. In order to rejuvenate our schooling, society as a whole must start our children young with the philosophy that learning the material and pursing things you love are much more important than good grades or resume builders.

http://onpoint.wbur.org/2010/12/14/education-race-nowhere

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