Living Under Pressure!

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I never knew returning to school would cause so much disruption in my life. I figured that I could handle a couple of classes here and there, and eventually I would get a degree in something. I just knew that my household would run on autopilot, that I could keep a full-time job and keep up my grades, and that my family would suffer no undue stress because I was attending school. How wrong I was! The three major pressures facing me today as a student are making good grades, making a living, and making my family happy.

My utmost concern as a student is my grades. I have set some very high standards for myself. In addition to my goals, the programs I am in have some pretty high expectations as well. To hold my position in the nursing program here at Dalton State College requires a grade point average (G.P.A.) of 2.8 or higher. My membership in Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society, is dependent upon a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher. I receive a grant from the state of Georgia (H.O.P.E.) and a scholarship from the Gordon County Hospital that both expect me to maintain a G.P.A. of ...

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