Purpose: To discuss other causes of “Student Shock” and the best way to overcome it.
Thesis: Students experiencing intense shock and they don’t know what to do.
How to Overcome “Student Shock”
People say that the college years should be the best ones. If so, why are so many college students miserable? These days more students than ever are experiencing intense emotional problems; some even commit suicide. From John Kellmayer “Students in Shock,” he explains what is causing the misery and reveals how schools are trying to help.
What is “Student Shock?” Student shock is something that affects many beginning college students, making them feel lonely, anxious, and depressed. Some reasons for “Student Shock” is the fact that many first-year students are unprepared, leaving the secure world for an insecure one, and intense pressure on students.
First sign of “Student Shock” is first year students who are not prepared for the real world. Some high schools do not equip students for the difficult academic work they will face in college. Freshman orientation programs give students advice on practical matters but fail to counsel them about the right classes to take or the emotional problems of the first year.
The second sign of “Student Shock” is the shock of leaving a secure world for an insecure one.
High school seniors are “old hands,” big fish in a small pond. But the following September they become the youngest, newest students all over again. In addition, freshmen leave the security of home for the insecurity of dorm life. Without the parents to handle problems and offer comfort, many students go into an emotional slump of homesickness. The other thing is making new friends that were strangers to you before. They must make the right decision on making the right friend he/she can trust.
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