While the English school boys on the island fall to the influence of the beast and evolve into demonic creatures, modern U.S. high school students are not much different. Many adolescents let unachievable standards set by the media and their own peers dictate their social lives, and as a result, many teenagers, depressed, resort to unhealthy methods of dealing with stress when they are unable to reach the set standards. Recently within our nation, we have encountered barrages of evidence suggesting that stress levels for minors keep reaching new peaks every year. In a speech to the Brookfield East student body regarding the state of Western civilization in 2018, William Golding would, predictably, lecture upon the threat of detrimental assimilating INFLUENCEs and the dangers of demagoguery to our society. William Golding, having served in World War II, knew about the egregious disasters that could arise from brainwashing, detrimental influences.
By my senior year I started out making a pretty solid effort. Sadly, during that year the relationship between my stepfather and I had become tense, making my focus on school much harder. I had all but given up. My scores would be so low that even making a 100 on an exam would still put me short of a passing grade. My mind was no longer interested in school and on the last day of school, I was gone.
Most school teachers who are unsure of how to fix this growing problem. Terry Wood, a language teacher at St. Mary’s Ryken High School in Leonard Town, Maryland, USA has seen a ‘dramatic decline’ in the writing abilities of her students, due to Tweeting, Facebook, and texting. (qtd. How social media lingo’s affecting academic vocabulary) “They do not capitalise words or use punctuation anymore,” says Wood, “Even in emails and letters to teachers or in writing assignments, any word longer than one syllable is now abbreviated to one.” 77% of Americans believe that celebrities have too much of an influence on teens. Some people, mostly children and teenagers, idolise celebrities.
I could express what it feels like to have a panic attack in the middle of a thirty person class and be forced to remain still.” One journalist from the Mercury Times even claims that “We 've created a cadre of brittle young people who believe they are failures if they don 't meet the impossible standards of their elders” (Herhold). Thus, students either feel victimized by the system or have adapted to the unrealistic level of
Rojstaczer states that, "grades continue to go up regardless of the quality of education." The main idea is that students have found themselves bored and then they turn to partying, "if we continue along this path, we 'll end up with a generation of poorly educated college graduates who have used their four years principally to develop an addiction to alcohol." He explains how students are able to get A 's with less effort. Universities such as Princeton, Wellesley, and Reed show how they have been able to keep grade inflation from going up. Stuart Rojstaczer 's wants people to be aware of what is happening and how it will be hard to fix it, but it is not impossible with his reasoning of
My Collapse and Restitution When people see me walking through the halls of school, or walking down the street they may see me as an underachiever, or even a slacker; if they had seen me last year or the year before perhaps they would have been right. My Freshman and Sophomore year I struggled to pass many of my classes. I had begun to give up on anything school related for the purpose of "enjoying my youth while I still could". Back in November of my Freshman year my Uncle Gary passed away suddenly of a heart attack which made me begin to realize the importance of living a full life and doing what is important to you. To tell the truth, I despise the idea of becoming someone who works in an office for the entirety of their life in a dead
This past year has been one of the hardest years because, its senior year and college is around the corner. I have been multitasking with school, sports, planning my immense college move, making sure I do outstanding on my college placement test and, all in a matter of not burning myself out. I kept letting myself down and continuously telling myself that I can’t do it. Recently I just got out of my first relationship with the person I would consider to be my first love. I suddenly felt heartbroken and depressed in a way where I wanted to give up in school and felt as if I had no value to my life because, once again I put all the pressure and faults towards myself.
Why four-year college is a waste of time, energy, and money A four-year college is a waste of time, energy, and money because most professors teach you information that is outdated upon graduation. Students have been fooled into believing they could be somebody, often by ex-hippies with kale scented flatulence. But students are in for a rude awakening in the field of work. The United States labor market has left students either underemployed or jobless in positions that do not fully use their potential skills and knowledge that they learned in college. If you walk into a Barns & Noble bookstore and speak to a person who is cleaning or stocking books on the shelf they are likely to be someone that graduated from “a good college” and majored in poetry.
After graduating high school, the majority of teenagers nowadays choose to continue their studies in college to attain a bachelor’s degree. There is no question that education is essential for our future careers. Unfortunately, I have noticed that not all students in my peer group are able to finish college. “Nearly one out every five students in America drop out of college by the first semester.” There are three main reasons for teenagers dropping out, them being: financial issues, academic struggles, and another simply being to start a career. Firstly, college as well all know is quite expensive and is continuously increasing in price.
The College Board SAT has received many mixed reviews from fellow students, parents, and even teachers about its effectiveness for college admission. The SAT writing portion in particular affects juniors and seniors who are thinking about and applying to various colleges and universities. Generally speaking, when junior year rolls around, the stress and anxiety builds up when preparing for these standardized tests. Many, including myself when I went through the process, worry about the preparation needed, strategies needed to be learned, and ability of whether or not one is able to sit through the dwelling three-hour exam. In addition, we must take into consideration that some people naturally test better than others on these types of exams.
These were just extra obstacles that were put in my way for reason to benefit at all, considering I was told that junior year was already the hardest year for any high schooler anyway. I was furious yet frightened to see the thing that I value and work for, to be turned against me and everyone else. Across many schools within Jeffco, students all together performed a walk out during school to protest this issue to point. But this walk out was only the beginning of the Jeffco Recall that many teachers, parents, and students supported and carried out throughout the year. And while we did have to compensate for their poor decisionmaking that year, the recall was eventually set forth and finalized at the beginning of my senior year.