I am a high schooler battling the struggles of academic perfection. I personally don’t sleep for more than six hours on school nights. This is because I don’t get home from school sports practice until 5 P.M., and then have to start 6 hours of homework, eat dinner, and get ready for the next day. Sacrificing any one of these things can cause a detrimental effect on the body, so it’s a lose lose situation. Board of Ed, please understand, Staples High School must implement a policy to get rid of homework.
(www.netdoctor.co.uk) Many students do extracurriculars for a few hours after school which means a lot of them cannot do their homework until after dinner. Most teens only get about 6.9-7.... ... middle of paper ... ...h for school the next morning." Children and teens are more pressured to perform harder now than 20 years ago when fewer people went to university and there was less competition for places. Finding a university is actually a lot harder now. Dr. Donaldson also said, " Spending too much time struggling with homework can harm your child's health, worrying about whether they can do it can make them nervous, anxious and lacking in confidence, and deprives them proper rest after school."
If I didn’t do my homework at home, I would stress throughout the day trying to finish it before class. Same with tests, if I didn’t study the night before I would worry about failing the test a class period before taking it. Not only do tests and assignments cause me stress, but writing essays also causes me to worry. Because they involve a lot of hard work in order to get a decent score, essays can make or break my grades. The only time my stress levels would rise to an eight or nine was when I had to give a presentation or a speech.
This is also proven by a study, which shows that students who perform worse on their exams seem to be more stressed and suffer from poor sleep quality (Ahrberg, Dresler, Niedermaier, Steiger, & Genzel, 2012). For instance, student A is a freshman at Ball State University. This student only sleeps for 6 hours because of bad sleeping habits and later on he sleeps for only 4 hours because of the new environment which has many factors that affect his sleep schedule such as social life, school activities or extracurricular activities. Then sleep deprivation is starting to affect him. He have a test the next day and studied the whole night and only slept for 2 hours.
Participants in a sleep study took an eighteen-week course on sleep, then were evaluated for sleep improvement, but this test only had a limited number of subjects meaning it was not a reliable study (Hershner & Chervin 80). Furthermore, spreading awareness of sleep does provide a positive outcome, though on a university scale it would be different. Considering that there are thousands of universities all across the country where students are sleep deprived, it is necessary for students to learn how to use their time to receive an adequate amount of
"A third of our life we spend sleeping. This period, when the body is at rest and sensory input is more or less inactive, is in fact a time of intense activity for the brain" (Sleep and It 's Secrets). Many high schools start at 7:30 am, which means that to get the recommended eight to nine hours of sleep, high schoolers would have to be asleep by 9:00 pm. With sports practices, club meetings, music lessons and practice, homework, and studying, a bedtime that early is unheard of for these teens. Sleep is a crucial aspect of development and functioning, but with school start times this early, teenagers aren 't getting enough.
At times, I even forg... ... middle of paper ... ...ng me disorganized towards the next class. I used to have less sleep due to the time I spent playing games in the night. This always affected my subsequent days and sometimes drowsed in classs. During my week of change, preparation towards school and class was maximized. My grades in all assignment and courses started increasing.
In high school, I thought that I was pretty independent, but I still had parents asking me every once in a while if I had homework, or if I was getting enough sleep. Now that I am over a thousand miles away from home, there is no one to remind me, but myself. I have almost forgotten about a couple of assignments simply because I was lazy and put them off. I also play sports and have a required number of hours I have to be in the library for study tables, and a required number of hours I have to work out per week. This is so different from high school, where I was constantly reminded by teachers and coaches.
When I was at school I could barely keep my eyes open, it eventually got to the point that when I was able to attend a full day of school I would sleep during some of my classes so that I would not fall asleep at work that night. I have worked harder in this last year just to make it through, than I have in the last four years to keep my grades up. I work every night now, and my arm is a little more healed than it was when I first started my job, but I still have limitations as to what I can do as a human being. Throughout this essay I will cover these three major points; the most important thing that I have learned in high school, why the scholarship will make a difference in my educational goals, and how I hope to make a difference in the community with my career. First of all, I would like to discuss what I believe the most important thing that I have learned throughout my high school career is.
For some reason, once I got to high school, I stopped caring about being organized and my motivation dropped the second I walked through those doors. Even as a freshman, I found it hard to concentrate in certain classes because I did not want to be there. I got my first C my freshman year to ruin any chance of a 4.0 GPA. My sophomore year, I missed a lot of school due to an ACL, injury and it was hard to come back and catch up on all my work. On the bright side, sophomore year 's homework wasn 't as vigorous as senior year.