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The world is full of obstacles and pressures. For a college student like me though, these pressures can seem impossible to survive, the trick lies in the ability to overcome them. I cannot make college pressures disappear, but what I can do is make financially savvy decisions, prioritizing what I invest my time in, and keep myself motivated ultimately taking charge of my life. William Zinsser, in the article “College Pressures” (1979), explains that college students face four major pressures in college, but suffer the most from the shackles they place themselves in limiting their ability to make mistakes or explore new ideas. Zinsser supports his explanation by illustrating the types of pressures college students face with extended examples of each drawn from his own professional observations and encounters, as well as the reasoning why they occur.