Life cannot go easy by having any difficulties. Freshmen are mostly stressed out by having difficulties such as getting assignments done before deadlines, pressuring themselves to get better grades and so on. In addition, if the amount of stress causes greatly, it can cause the freshmen to suffer from depression. Freshmen are stressed out by most common reasons, which is caused by sleep deprivation, academic performances, and poor nutrition. (Segal, 2016) During college life, most of the freshmen have lack of sleep. When a freshman doesn’t get enough sleep, it can lead to bad mood and of course, depression. The director of the Center for Circadian Medicine, Matthew Edlund said, “If you don’t sleep, you don’t have time to replenish [brain cells], the brain stops functioning well, and one of the many factors that could lead to is depression.” Driscoll (2011) In addition, every sleeping more than eight hours is important and healthy for freshmen students. Lack of sleep can cause freshmen students to get low GPA, nearly failing grade, low concentration in class, and affecting memory. Based on a true story in 1965, a high school student named Randy Gardner tried to test himself without sleeping for eleven days. He wanted to test it because he was curious if he could stay awake until the end of the experiment. On the second day, he became emotional and clumsy. After the experiment had ended, he failed
Many students who feel the pressure to succeed at the high school level have an unhealthy amount of stress. Students who feel this have been cheating, pulling all nighters, becoming depressed, and seeking relief in drug use, and self mutilation. On average in a recent study at Illinois high school students spend 3.07 hours of homework each night on just homework not including extra curricular activities(Jerushapope,2). Also in this high school students reported getting 6.8 hours of sleep each night, but 34.6% reported getting 6 or fewer hours of sleep(Jerushapope,2). Most high school students spend 2 hours of extra curricular activity each night thats not including homework so after those activities you have to come home and do homework and then you will not have a lot of time to sleep. Also most kids do not get a lot of time to spend with their parents during the weeknights. Some kids cannot even make it to the dinner table because they have so much homework and that is not healthy for the parents and their childs relationship. In ...
Evidence shows that there is a relationship between the way individuals cope with stress and their sleep habits. Dr. Avi Sadeh conducted a study on students between the ages of 22 and 32 years, where the sleep patterns of the individuals were monitored by actigraphs and daily logs during low-stress and high-stress periods. The low-stress periods were those of regular academic schedules, while the high-stress periods were when the students were applying to graduate schools. Finding those "who tended to focus on their emotions and anxiety during the high-stress period were more likely to shorten their sleep, while those who tended to ignore emotions and focus on tasks extended their sleep and shut themselves off from stress." (Sadeh, 2004) .
Homework can be an effective tool to supplement instruction. However, the relationship between the amount of homework and scores on exams is moderately weak. Homework at the University of SAAA NNN should be capped and monitored in order to best maximize positive effects and minimize negative effects. Currently, it is far too liberally given to students and it negatively impacts the students, the students' other teachers, and their grades. Something must be done to ensure the success of the students in their academic pursuit at USI.
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The first major step in healing America’s exhausted teenagers is to reduce the amount of homework they receive. Kids from the ages of fourteen to twenty-two alike are expected to play sports, join clubs, and hang out with friends – all on top of an average of three and a half hours of h...
"I didn’t feel [stressed] until I was in my 30’s. It hurts my feelings that my daughter feels that way at eleven" (Ratnesar 313). This statement describes the intense issue facing the American Education System today. More and more students are spending a lot of out of school time on enormous amounts of homework. The overabundance of homework is putting pressure on the students, along with their parents. Our nation has steadily focused on after school studying to the point of possible exhaustion. In this paper, I will attempt to explain how educators are relying on homework as the major form of education, and how the amounts are too demanding on the students.
(Durmer & Dinges 2005). The average college student is sleeping 6.7 hours during the weekdays and 7.4 hours on weekends. The standard person needs 7.5 and 8 hours per night, which means that students, specifically college and high school, are not receiving the necessary amount of sleep to function properly. Single adults with full-time jobs had greater difficulty falling asleep than those with significant others and without jobs. “An estimated 40 percent of American adults admit that their work suffers when they are sleepy.” In general, no matter the assignment, the cognitive performance becomes progressively worse as the assignment extends. This can be classified as the effect of fatigue when the brain can no longer process any information and has chosen to shut down from loss of sleep. Specifically, college students are reported as to be suffering more than other entities from working odd hours, long studying sessions, excessive eating & drinking habits as well as taking periodic naps whenever they can during the day. In order to earn the necessary grades to stay in college, students have to risk their health in order to finish the assignments
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