American students are falling behind students in countries who have shorter summers because of year-round education. In a recent study of 34 countries, done by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 15-year-old Americans were positioned 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math (Granderson). American students are falling behind in their studies in comparison to other countries. Higher test scores from year-round schooling will benefit not only the students but the economy. The U.S. could potentially “gain $41 over the lifetime of the generation born in 2010” if in the next 20 years if students improve their score in reading, math, and science by 25 points.
Productivity is also lowered because those few minutes spent changing clocks could have been spent doing something else, like homework. Plus, the loss of sleep reduces concentration and brain processing speed, meaning tasks take longer to complete. It’s estimated that every time the clocks are changed, the US economy loses almost half a billion dollars! That lost hour of sleep does more though, as there are well documented health issues that arise due to a lack of sleep. The two most
Recently, there is a new invention that has become public interest from country’s leader to citizen due to the rise of one device that called e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes or Vape are electronic devices intended to deliver nicotine with flavorings, which up to 7700 different flavors and some other chemicals into vapor. The amount of users of this device has increased in the past couple of years, which contributed $6 billion to the economy in 2015 itself, this is so as it is often portrayed as a healthier substitute for the regular cigarettes though this statement has yet been proven true. The question is: should the government ban the use of e-cigarettes? In my opinion, government should ban the use of e-cigarettes because it is detrimental to health,
Lori Chordas claims in her viewpoint that the production of generic versions of prescription drugs cuts the price of medication notably. Brand names can cost from thirty to eighty percent more than generic versions of the same medication. More Americans are recognizing the savings associated with buying generic brands instead of brand name. Generic drugs made up sixty five percent of prescription drugs distributed in 200 according to IMS Health. Due to patent expiration, many brand name drugs are soon going to have generic forms.
We will go over the reasons how textbook can be bad for our environment and how eBooks can solve these problems. (Transition: Here are the reasons why textbooks can be a hassle) BODY II. Need step A. Carrying textbooks can cause back pain 1. Common textbooks are big, bulky and even take a lot of space.
In fact, it can cause health issues such as “restlessness, sleep disruption and shorter sleep duration” (O’Connor). Studies show that people do lose sleep from daylight saving time. Sleep is an important part of our health and not enough sleep can seriously affect our health. You would think daylight saving time conserves energy and electricity from the word ‘saving’. Many people claim it is helpful in areas such as “energy conservation, traffic safety and reduced crime” (Prerau).
Teenagers need on average about 9 ¼ hours of sleep every night; instead only about 15% of teenagers get about that much sleep per night. Doctors all across America are recommending that schools across the nation start school after 8 A.M due to the lack of sleep that teenagers are getting. The lack of sleep that teenagers are obtaining is becoming a very serious issue for students because it is affecting their lives in a very negative way. A later start time for Brunswick High School would be extremely beneficial to the students that go through the school. The Brunswick Board of Education should start school at 8:25 A.M., because teenagers are not getting enough sleep and the lack of sleep is severely punishing these students physically, mentally, and academically.
Books are slowly becoming less needed due to the use of the modern technology. But this shouldn't be a reason for banning books. People still read books today believe it or not, and they actually enjoy reading them. So all banning books really do is hurt the people that actually enjoy reading them. Daphne Muse in the article “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001” states that “the AlA’s office for intellectual freedom recorded more than 6000 book challenges since 1990”( “Banned Book Week September 22-29, 2001”) .Writers today are given basically a rule book for writing books.
Another need that is a cause of concern is her psychological need. Imelda is studying hard for her Leaving Cert however she herself states, “that she isn’t studying as much as her peers. Imelda is also anxious and agitated and not sleeping which would cause concern for her emotional need because one of Imelda’s basic needs is sleep which she isn’t getting enough of and if Imelda continues not sleeping well this could impact on a lot of things. “The impact of sleepiness on mood and mental health. Lack of sleep can alter your mood significantly.