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Pressures of an Adult Student

Adult students experience a lot of pressure. Being an adult student is difficult for me because I am responsible for more than just school. I need to pay bills, coordinate my work and school schedules, and take care of my family.

I am responsible for personal payments while going to school, such as my car and cell phone. When I bought my car, I had to borrow money from the bank. I need to repay the bank which includes interest. I need to make a monthly payment. If I don’t make the payment on time, the bank will charge me a fee. If I don’t pay at all, the bank will take my car.  

I have to manage my work and school schedules. My work schedule changes every month. For example, this month I work from Thursday to Saturday. That’s a good fit with my school schedule. I can go to class three days a week this month. Next month my work schedule changes. I work from Monday through Wednesday, and can only go to school one day a week. 

Spending time with my family is more difficult when I’m going to school. I don’t even have enough time to go to a movie with my wife! 

Even though there is a lot of pressure with being an adult student, I am very happy that I can go to school. I am learning the English language and more about U.S. culture. It is a very rewarding experience.

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