How is society’s high expectations for students to achieve in school negatively impacting the student?
Aleccia, Jonel. "Teens More Stressed-Out Than Adults, Survey Shows - NBC News." NBC News. 11 Feb. 2014. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.
This web article published by NBC news focuses on how students today are more stressed out than ever due to high expectations placed upon them through the media, society, and adults in their lives. The author of the articles, Jonel Aleccia states that “On average, teens reported their stress level was 5.8 on 10-point scale, compared with 5.1 for adults” (2014). Aleccia writes that in today’s society students have so much expected of them such as achieving in school, knowing what they want to do in the future as well as balancing school and social life. I would incorporate this source by including that statistic that Aleccia had into my first body paragraph. I would use the author’s findings to support my point that student’s today are experiencing vast amounts of stress because of pressure placed on them by society. This statistic would help further and validate my point students’ stress levels are getting to the point where it is becoming unhealthy for them physically and mentally. I found this article to be reputable because it was published by NBC News, which is a very well known, and respected news source. The article itself was unbiased and the author did not state her own personal views but rather stated researched facts. Jones Aleccia has also worked for NBC News for eight years and is a senior reporter and editor for NBC News.
Drotos, S. M., and S. Cilesiz. "Shoes, Dues, and Other Barriers to College Attainment: Perspectives of Students At...
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...bute to feeling entirely overwhelmed. I write about how students are becoming overly stressed with the constant need to succeed in order to live up to societal expectations. I would use this source and the findings on how emotional health of first year college students is plummeting, to validate my point that society is placing so much pressure on students, that it is making them feel as if they are failures because they cannot live up to these unattainable expectations. I believe that this source is highly credible. All of the research in this article was done by various highly educated and knowledgeable professors and researchers. This study has been taking place since 1985, making it apparent that this is a highly researched topic that people have spent years working on. University of California, Los Angeles is also a highly regarded school with a good reputation.
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