How to deal with peer pressure.
College students are often obsessed by peer pressure from their classmates or schoolmates. Facing others’ hard work and good performance in academic and other aspects, many students feel great pressure.
Then, how to deal with this kind of peer pressureThe following measures can be taken.First, you should take a careful look at your present level and set a practical object. You needn’t always compare yourselves with those on the top and just make your efforts towards your object.
Second, under peer pressure, you shouldn’t feel discouraged and pressed. Instead, you should make it your motivation for harder work.
Finally, if you find pressure is nearly beyond your control, you’d better turn to professional psychological guidance.
As a college student, I have no way to avoid peer pressure, so I try to figure out the way to do with it well. I set my own goal, including my practical level and my position among the peers. Because of my focus on my own goal, I have no time and energy to think about the pressure. So I’m little troubled by it.
To conclude, we should not escape from peer pressure, but learn to make best use of it, since it can hardly be avoided.
Is Good Appearance More Important than Capability
Old people often tell the young, “Don’t judge a person by his appearance”, meaning capability is more important than appearance. However, nowadays, with more interviewers putting emphasis on looks and the appearance of the applicants(独立主格结构表示原因), a lot of people come to the conclusion(得出结论) that appearance is more important than capability.
老人们常告诉年轻人：“不要以貌取人”，意思就是说能力比容貌更加重要。然而，现如今，鉴于更多的人在面试中强调面貌，因此，许多人得出这样的结论容貌比能力更加的重要。As for me, I can’t agree with this argument. Good appearance is pleasant, but capability is more important, because it demonstrates one’s self-cultivation and practical values. It shows the efforts and the glory of acquiring something through one’s hard work, whereas good looks bespeak no struggle of the individual. Besides, maybe sometimes a beautiful face can help a girl acquire a good position, but in the long run(长久看来) it is her talent not her look that really works in her career development.(强调句)
Therefore, those without good appearance(作those的定语) needn’t feel depressed because one’s success depends on his capability; those with good appearance have to work hard since good appearance cannot bring a person final success.
A Letter of Congratulation
I am delighted to learn that you are going to graduate. That is one of the most joyful news I have heard for a long time. I would like to extend to you my utmost congratulations on your graduation. No one can deny the fact that you have a very good performance in your graduate school. Owing to your quality of leadership and good character, you have got a recognition from your teachers and schoolmates. And as I know, your graduation papers will be published in an important international magazine. With your talents and achievements, I am sure you will be a success in whatever you undertake in your future. Kindly let me know when you are convenient. I do hope to express my congratulation to you face to face. I take pride in your achievements and I want to aware myself of this opportunity to extend to you my best wishes for your success and happiness.
Learn to Be Grateful
Nowadays, quite a few college students lack conciousness of being grateful. They turn to take such things for granted, as parents supporting them, teachers helping them, and waiters serving them. They are even mean to say Thank you to others. This phenomenon has caused great attention from the whole society.
The following reasons can account for the lack of gratefulness conciousness. First of all, unsound family education plays an important role. Many parents turn to pay too much attention to children's academic performance, but ignore their value orientation. Moreover, schools don't input enough time and money in moral education. Besides, nowadays, college students get so much love that they are insenstive to others' care and help.
Considering the seriousness of the problem, it is high time to take effective measures to strengthen college students conciousness of being grateful. First, parents should improve self-quality and influence children by their own behaviors. Second, our society and schools must increase input in moral education, and try to build the atmosphere of being grateful. Finally, we college students should learn to express our gratefulness to people around us, just beginning from the simple Thank you.