So my daughter is accepted at Reed, and there are a lot of things she likes about it. The sense of humor, the intellectual playfulness all sound great. The required freshman Humanities sounds great. But the emphasis on being folks being stressed out all the time is worrying.
So time for the stress questions, again. I realize different people will have different reactions, but all input is helpful
Do you feel stressed out most of the time about your work? Or are there peaks and valleys? Certain times of the school year? One giant wad of stress when you do your thesis?
What are some of the major causes of stress - the actual amount of work, the rigor of the work, competition, or...?
Reed says it has support programs for stress. Do people use them, or is there a "toughing it out" mentality?
When do you need to know the direction for your thesis? How focused do you have to be towards a major during your freshman/sophmore year?