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Ed208 June 2017StressStress is a fundamental part of college that many first year students have to dealwith. However, stress in college can be a new type of experience as students make theirtransition from high school to college. Stress may come from academics, relationships, orlack of experience and can be detrimental to student’s efforts to be successful in college.Although it can be related to many lives of college students, learning how to cope withstress to achieve in all aspects of college is not thoroughly covered in the book. Thisreinforces the fact that many students are unaware of how to reduce stress but there aremany good tips for reducing stress. By introducing a chapter on the different sources ofstress and how to manage them, students can be more informed of how minimizing stresscan benefit their entire college life.For many freshmen students, stress can be a daunting experience. Whether astudent has never experienced any level of stress before college or never got acquaintedwith any type of stress, many students can relate that they are always stressing aboutsome aspect of college. Breaking down these stressful aspects of college is a good way tofind ways on how to reduce the stress. Three sources of stress we can focus on may comefrom academics, relationships, and lack of experience.The pressure of grades is talked about in Chapter 2 of the Ed20 book, but copingwith stress due to academics is not really covered. All college students may know thestress of studying for a test, making it to every lecture, or juggling in between midtermsand finals. The increase in difficulty from high school to college can be overwhelming for
many first year students causing themselves to put unnecessary stress on themselves.According to a study (Siever, 2012) on reducing stress in college students, “The heavyassignment loads, exam schedules, and social stresses often cause psychologicalinstability and anxiety when students try to cope with the pace of college learning.” Whatthe study is trying to prove is that the nature of college is very different from high schoolwhen it comes to the level of difficulty, making stress inevitable. Students can reducestress caused by the difficulty of college by being more organized with their time andbecoming more efficient with their daily schedule. For example, a student can have a set

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