With drug testing amongst students increasing in popularity, many high schools have now implemented varying policies about drug and substance use and abuse. Schools adopting drug testing systems initiate policies that contain some sort of drug testing program for students involved in extracurricular activities. Most of these systems include a punishment plan to follow those students whose drug tests come back positive, in attempt to aid in the rehabilitation process. The controversy concerning high school student drug testing continues to increase with educated arguments on both sides of the topic. Specific aspects of drug testing are disagreed upon, such as which students are tested, how often tests are done, and the disciplinary action taken,
Stimulant Abuse Among College Students Non-medical use of prescription drugs is prevalent among college students. Various publications have indicated that the abuse of prescription drugs on campus is becoming a major concern of medical practitioners (Weyandt and DuPaul). Although there are policies in place to reduce the access to prescription drugs, studies have revealed that these drugs are very accessible to students on campus. Stimulant medications, which are used to to treat Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, are heavily used by college students. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that first appears in childhood and often continues well into adulthood.
Mandatory drug testing is a very controversial topic. High schools all over the world test and many have different opinions on the topic. Some believe that this is needed to keep kids drug free. Others, however, believe it is an invasion of privacy and is unconstitutional. The testing is mostly for people who are in extracurriculars.
Traditional selective attention research suggest the selective attention strategy is not an adequate generalexplanation for why readers tend to learn and recall important text information better than less important text information (Reynolds and Arnold, 1982). I know it takes me forever to finish my work or study when there are distractions. I tend to stop focusing on my task, and start focusing on the distraction; which is almost anything that sound interesting or to loud. I will keep the principle in mind so that I can remember to avoid distractions that has nothing to do with what I am studying or doing.
The recent tragedy at Orlando has added fuel to the debate about guns. Seeing these recent tragic events like in Orlando, one should see what happens when a gun holder is not able to make proper decision. College students are still just growing and gaining meaningful experience in life. In this growing process, students tend to make a lot of poor decisions. For the most cases, these poor decisions are things that students learn from.
Hi this is Anna Mudry & welcome to another edition of Campus Updates where we will look at the newest issues around college campuses from the perspective of students. In this podcast, I will be looking at hazing specifically in college fraternities and how it affects all communities from college students themselves to their families at home. In today’s society, there is a growing number of reported cases in college fraternities of hazing in the pledging process from the higher level members.
One could state cursive is unnecessary, but that does not mean it has no benefits. “It might not really be necessary, but it is one of those superfluous things that make life worth living.” (Blaser) As I previously discussed in my introduction, individuals will face a challenge if the reward is worth the cost, and tons believe cursive is a worthwhile investment. One argument for learning cursive is it increases one’s basic motor skills.
The innate skill of critical thinking is undoubtedly lost by the time students reach third level education. However this is not through the fault of the students themselves. Our society and our education system value the knowledge of given assumptions over the search for the meaning behind, and evidence for these assumptions. This results in students losing the drive to question given knowledge and their longing to know, which Hooks (2010: 7) says is the ‘heartbeat of critical thinking’. They resort to memorizing information without exploring its accuracy.
Secondly it affects your health because you get less sleep. In the article, Is Lack of Sleep Bad for Health, they stated that we use sleep to work at our best and our attitude is affected too. Also they said that less sleep can cause disease. In my past experiences when I get more sleep I feel ready for the day and when I am ready for the day I work harder in everything I do including school. Finally, in the article, Homework Can Have Negative Effects Should Schools Ban it, they say that when there is a constant amount of homework and when there is two or more hours of homework that it is linked to sleep
Final examinations will soon be taking place on college campuses across the United States, and on these campuses many students will resort to taking amphetamines in an effort to achieve the grades they desire. Whether they be blue, pink, or orange, there are few things in higher demand at universities during finals than these pills. Adderall, nicknamed Addy, is probably the most prominent, and is heavily relied on by students that want to speed through their remaining assignments. Despite being considered a “live-saver” by members of the college demographic, claims that it is the most abused prescription drug in America still exist. (cite)
This type therapy is built upon various interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and skill-based group sessions. These group sessions help teach clients about different skills to positively cope with hard situations. Especially for suicidal college students, teaching mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and specific skills relating to these topics. It is alarming to see the suicidal rates increasing within college from all the activities and problems they balance within the school, life, and
I would say that the author did a good job on writing the body paragraphs. For example, she says, “At colleges across America, especially at state universities, credit card companies have taken a page out of the student organizations’ playbook and table alongside the best of them. But the card companies have a leg up on the student groups: swag, and lots of it. In exchange for filling out a credit card application, students can get free stuff ranging from T-shirts to mugs and pizzas.” As you can see, it talks about credit cards and products which were two of the main things that were going to be discussed.
Self-Control is the ability to control your emotions and not let them interfere with the way you provide support and care. Working with J.K. was sometimes difficult and I would often leave his classroom feeling defeated. However, I did not let these feelings show during my time with the students and I tried my best shrug off the bad days by continuing to work towards future
Ellesmere manuscript of the Canterbury Tales?” Say at this line of the text that I know it all, I’ll write it and sort of that will be who I am. The other context where I post is kind of like there are couple of real estate and finance blogs, and I use a pseudonym. It's a different kind of expertise because the expertise of having a certain experience, but not being professionally active in real estate or finance. So you know, it's a different kind of expertise, and it's like, I just want to say I made theses kind of choices or whatever, and got theses kind of benefits, and these kinds of costs, but it's less like I'm saying… you know, I’m not in the position of saying this is a factual answer which cannot be superseded.