Temptations College Students Face
Everybody has an experience with temptation at some point in their life. A high school student has fewer responsibilities compared to a college student. Guidance is provided throughout high school. In college, acting responsible is important with or without guidance. A freshman being away from home for the first time will experience temptation. The temptations a freshman student may face are partying, procrastination and misuse of handling money.
Excessive partying in college is a temptation most freshman experience. There is always a party going on whether it is on or off campus. Most freshmen like the feeling of being an “adult” and partying five out of the seven days of the week. Alcohol can be a major temptation. Binge drinking is popular especially at fraternity parties. The student may be tempted to binge drink just to “fit in” with its peers. The majority of college freshman are underage. Binge drinking should not occur even if the student is of legal age. Excessive drinking and partying is unhealthy. Also, it can result in classes being missed due to a hangover or just being exhausted.
Teachers seem to be lenient with high school students. For example they may allow the student to turn in assignments late without any penalties. As a college student, the professors will not “hold a student hand.” The student is responsible for completing assignments once the syllabus is received. Procrastination is an easy habit for a freshman to begin or continue. College classes are scheduled for a student to attend class two or three times a week. In other words, students attend certain classes every other day. Therefore it is easy for the student to put off beginning or completing an assignment. Procrastination will lead to cramming the night before a test or writing an essay at the last minute. Some people actually work well under pressure; however, it is not a good idea to be a procrastinator.