According to the 2013 National College Health Assessment study, almost half of students surveyed stated they felt overwhelmed with anxiety in the last year (Novotney, 2014). These numbers continue to rise among high school students and college students around the country. It’s no question why the percentage of Adderall use among college students is also rising.
There are many accomplishments that we have achieved, yet many to achieve, and the race towards them never seems to stop. Well, this is the case for many students because the race towards achieving high grades never comes to an end. Grades are meaningless in the grand scheme of things, as they do not control the rest of your life, but yet are still overly looked upon and can affect a student’s life drastically. However, a poet once said, “Life is not a race, but a journey, to be savored each step of the way” (Nancye Sims). This point is further justified in an essay by the American author, named Alfie Kohn, “How Not to Get into College: The Preoccupation and Preparation”. Alfie Kohn’s essay is concerned with the fact that grades are nothing more than a number and they do not make up your life; stressing out about your grades will lead you to missing the important aspects of life that you are blinded to. I personally feel that Kohn has started a great discussion about grades; how high school students are highly influenced and affected by grades. I believe that grades have a significant impact on students because they are getting in the way of important events and moments in their lives, and also students tend to overly stress themselves due to several reasons such as over-valuing grades.
Considering these pros into action, there are cons to it. Higher salary based on standardized tests will have negative effects. More manipulation of test results will occur within this. If school board officials are seeing that students are achieving higher test scores, they will take action and give teachers the bonuses, but what the school board does not know is that the teachers are the ones manipulating the tests for their own benefits in this case for money. “Cheating teachers are on the rise as figures show the number illicitly helping children pass GCSE and A-level exams has trebled in the past two years” (Turner). The amount of stress standardized testing gives to one can cause this type of cheating on tests by teachers. Teachers feel all this pressure when they see they will get bonuses based on the scores their students receive and if they are not a good teacher they will have to improvise and manipulate the results just to get that one bonus they crave badly. “There were 388 penalties issued to school and college
There are many students that are guilty about cheating on assignments in school. With easy access to the Internet students are able to pay other people online to do their work. It is a easy way for students now to go on the Internet and buy a paper, when they are too busy to sit down and do the paper themselves. It seems as technology grows and grows and more websites come up, more people will stop doing the work and stop being creative. When will they ever stop cheating or stop being lazy? that is the real question.adding to that, students with cell phone uses their phone to connect with their friends to get the answers for an exam in class. plagiarism is one hard thing to do when doing an assignment. when doing an assignment you need to make
“Cheating is an improper action that is never allowed in school”, might be a phrase you hear your teacher say right before you take a final exam. Sometimes you might be irritated when your teacher catches a student cheating during an assignment and starts yelling at him for a good 20 minutes. Despite that, maybe you are curious in the reason why that student would cheat. Many students all around America cheat while taking tests for a variety of different reasons. The biggest reason why students cheat in school is because they are pressured by their guardians to do well.
Tiffany Mikkelson Composition 106 February 14, 2016 Honor system In the essay “Is Academic Integrity in our College Campuses Under Assault.” It asks if by having an honor system it helps keep students from cheating. I can see both sides as to how having one may or may not help. Having an honor system is a good idea as it will help to keep most students honest. A lot of students don’t want to do something that can get them suspended or expelled from school. Those students choose to follow the rules and just do the work no matter how hard it is. As much as many students want to be honest, some students struggle so much in a class they feel the only way to pass is to cheat. Sadly. there are many people who can be paid off to write a paper or
So yah middle school has its ups and down, you lose friends, you lose privileges such as recess, you make new friends and you get beat at everything by older kids, but you also learn very valuable lessons and that’s the important part: getting through
Many people debate about paying students for achieving a certain standard. Whether it’s about athletics, academics, or arts, both sides present good points. Academics are a very important part of students’ lives. While there are some good reasons for high schools paying students for achieving good grades, high school students should not be paid for getting high marks because it would be a poor and inconsistent incentive, plus the monetary reward would simply create even more stress for students.
Okay, lets think of something really crazy: the world eager to learn more. Some people in the world pursue a path to gain more knowledge and actually start to develop many more connections in their brain. For this, they attend college; the place that they will grow, get a degree, and be set apart from with their outstanding accomplishment after the four years they put in. Now lets assume that after those four years, everything you have accomplished means nothing because the university has lost all accreditation. This is the point that Professor Doom makes in his article “Save Higher Education: Toss the Cheaters”. Professor Doom is able to show how a students “no big deal” mindset behind cheating can lead to a detrimental effect of the school perceptions being changed and a hardworking student’s degree virtually meaning nothing but a sheet of paper.
Stress is referred to as any uncomfortable emotional experience which is followed by predictable biochemical, physiological and behavioral changes (Baum, 1990). Factors that cause stress, otherwise known as stressors, stem from problems found in life, work, etc. Stress is a response that is caused by a demand. There are those who believe that stress is introduced in adulthood, especially the younger generation that makes the decision to venture off on their own by leaving the comfort of home and the care of parents. Others understand that stress is birthed much at the much younger age of adolescence. The daily struggles of a full day education and the desire to work are stressor. Famously enough, peer pressure
Homework is an on-going topic of debate that has been being questioned for decades. In my opinion, I don’t think that homework is essential to students due to the effect it has on your mental and eventually your physical health and it is starting to affect their school life. Is the amount of work we get actually helpful to students? Is it too much for students? How is homework affecting my child? These are some of the questions that have been asked by parents, teachers, and researchers alike; and in this essay I will provide the answer to all these queries.
Erik Entrikin from the CNN Homework Debate once said, “We need to figure out what the right “dosage” is. Currently, it is much too high.” Mr. Entrikin uses quotes around the word dosage. When using this word, he means dosage as the amount of something; in this case, he means the amount of homework. In today’s society, homework is given out too much. Having too much homework stresses a person out, lowers grades, and doesn’t get done because one has little time available.
Almost everyday, students get buried with homework. The homework given is basically useless to many yet still taken for a grade. It is often believed that if homework is not taken for a grade anymore, then students will not do it causing them to score bad on their tests and their grades as a whole. However, in Dhahran High School Saudi Arabia, homework is counted as a learning behavior grade and not achievement. Due to this many do not do homework as often but study their own ways or work on their hobbies. Regardless, most students are still doing excellent on their tests and scoring well in the class. As a result, homework should not be taken for a grade in schools since it may negatively affect the students.
Every day students spend hours upon hours doing homework every night and stressing out if they aren't able to finish it. The first form of homework was given as a punishment to the kids that would act up in class. The teacher would give them extra school work to take home and do instead of being able to go home relax and have fun. Although homework can help increase understanding of new topics this kind of practice is not helping students because it can interfere with sleeping, stresses kids and teenagers out and can cause depression, and even make a kid give up on school altogether.
Grades are just numbers. They do not measure intelligence, in the same way that age doesn 't define maturity. At least once, majority of students in school have experienced getting poor grades. These grades are forcing them to be “smart” and, to such a great extent, they feel stressed and pressured. In fact, grades actually do extra harm to them than good since they have negative effects on students’ mental health. They lack the indication of students’ knowledge as they are only a depiction of their effort. Absences, laziness, and disengagements are just a few of the factors of why grades are a poor representation of students’ intellectual capacity. While others may argue that grades motivate them, it is not genuinely correct since grades encourage