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Students Face Pressure Every Day in College.

In his essay, “Doubts about Doublespeak,” William Lutz names and defines the four categories of doublespeak, describing each one’s function and giving examples of each type. The first type is the euphemism, a substitution of a vague expression for one thought to be offensive or harsh. The second kind of doublespeak is jargon, the specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group. Lutz gives an example of jargon saying that lawyers and tax accountants speak to each other of an “involuntary conversion” which basically means loss or destruction of property (Lutz 469). The third kind of doublespeak is gobbledygook or bureaucratese. And the fourth kind of doublespeak is inflated language, which is “designed to make the ordinary seem extraordinary, to make everyday things seem impressive, to make the simple seem complex” (Lutz 469). By concluding his essay, he gives some more examples of doublespeak like the Environmental Protection Agency once called the acid rain “poorly-buffered precipitation.”

College is the time of stress and pressure for many students. There are many kinds of pressure a student faces, such as, studying for 3-4 tests on one day, declaring a major, time management, homework, etc. The kind of pressure I face in college is tests. It’s not that I hate taking tests; it’s just that I can’t study for 3-4 tests in one day. It always happens to me that I get 3-4 tests on one day and I don’t know where to start studying from. I get so pressurized that I just keep thinking, “How I’m going to pass all the tests?” and end up worrying about it whole day. I get tired because I have four classes in a day and I have to travel from Queens to Manhattan and vice versa. Also, I have household chores to do. But I started planning to take measures while studying for tests. I study the subject which I find easy first so that I don’t waste time. After studying the easy subjects, I focus on difficult subjects...
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