At this point in a teenager’s life, their internal body clock is not functioning properly. Their body clock is set different from the other age groups, such as adults and children. It’s proven that teenagers just naturally want to stay awake in the later hours of the night, and then sleep in later in the mornings. According to a National Sleep foundation poll, at least 28% of teenagers fall asleep in their first class of the day. Someone could argue that this just makes going to their first class a complete waste of time.
So why do teachers continue to assign it? Homework is not beneficial for students since homework leads to mental diseases and is not academically helpful. Homework causes mental illnesses in students. First, homework can cause sleep deprivation in students. Anne-Sophie Kim in her article, “Lack of Sleep Hurts Student Health”, does a survey with college students in which she asks what the students are giving up their sleep for.
Others believe that the n-word is a major issue for the book, however throughout Twain’s writing he shows other issues during this time period. The n-word has become the main focus as to why certain people do not want the book to be read in schools. They miss all the other reasons that Huckleberry Finn is an important book for teenagers to read. These issues being, the ideas of, “treatment of women, for instance, about its effect on women students, and the overwhelming male orientation of our curriculum” (Henry). People overlook the whole effect of the book and only focus on one main issue and that would be racism.
And I think to myself maybe there is a possible chance school start times could change. Well I have a solution to help you and myself start the morning off with a lot more energy and no more yawning. Waking up in the morning can be a real pain especially if you do not get the right amount of sleep you need. Teens need typically “9 ¼ “ hours of sleep but more than “⅔” of high schoolers say that they get less than 7. Most middle schools and high schools start school between the times of 7:30-7:45.
Peers help adolescents get through puberty. While most adults fear peer pressure, it has been noted that most peers help adolescents make better choices instead of poor ones. (K.S. Berger, 2014) Peers had a huge role in The Breakfast Club, when Brian asked what would happen Monday and if they would all still be friends Claire broke his heart by saying she probably wouldn’t acknowledge him more or less. The reason Claire made this statement is because she was afraid of what her friends would say or how they would perceive her being friends with Brian.
Many believe that schools should start later because teens are being sleep deprived due to waking up too early. Research corroborates that teenagers ' biological clocks don 't get sleepy until later in the night, and the late sleeping times and the early waking times are causing teens to not get enough sleep which is deleterious to their health. However, if the time were to change to later school start times, it causes a financial problem. It costs millions of dollars to buy more buses, and people rather not use the money on school buses when it could finance another field. Some kids also don 't want later school times, saying it interferes with "after-school jobs, athletics, or other extracurricular activities."
According to a 2010 survey published in The Journal of Adolescent Health, only 8% of high school students get the recommended amount of sleep which is nine hours, 23% of high school students get six hours of sleep, and 10% get 5 hours of hours. After school activities and the amount of homework contribute to the little amount of sleep teenagers are getting. Most students have after school activities such as jobs and sports, so they get home later and still have about 5 hours of homework every night. Sleep deprivation is a serious problem in teenagers that gets overlooked by many people. The reason teenagers are sleep deprived is because of the start time of schools and the amount of homework students are given.
Sleeping in school will help students the recommended time for sleeping is nine hours. Harvard states that 80 percent of students don 't get that amount. If you remember school work then you will get better scores on paperwork. Falling asleep in school is sometimes a habit at school for kids and teenagers, having a nap in school will prevent them from doing that. Teachers say before a big test to eat
One time I came home very late and I didn’t have that much time to study.But I studied anyway and I had to stay up very late.The next morning,I was so tired I did so poorly on the test.It is not good to stay up late because then you don’t do as well in school.In my experience it is better to have shorter tests.That is one reason us students should have shorter math tests. Another reason math tests should be shorter about it is.So you don’t have to stress.I worry a lot on my math tests.Studies show that something called anxiety is a type of stress. “In situation where the pressure is on and a good performance counts,people can become so anxious that they actually are unable to do their best.”Other examples are, “high school basketball players become very anxious before a big game or a student becomes extremely nervous before a recital.”This is another reason they should be shorter.
The challenges that I faced last semester within this classroom was mainly home reading and writing, such as reading How to Kill A Mockingbird. This was a challenge for me to read over the break and weekends because frankly I’m not very fond of reading fictional things and things that have really no general interest towards myself. I just didn’t want to do the reading, which is a huge factor on my part, it’s not the wisest decision I’m aware of that, to not do assignments because I find them useless to me, but it’s hurting my grade which is having the biggest impact on me.