Over Scheduling Students Harm or No Harm

Thesis: Over scheduling students of activities is harming students in many ways.

Introduction

Students of all ages today are finding themselves running a marathon after school each day. Unfortunately, this race has few winners. Too many activities after school for students has sparked a debate on whether not over scheduling is harming students. Many students enjoy the opportunities for additional classes their parents arrange for them and claim that keeping a busy schedule will be worth it in the future. However, students face many challenges with a schedule that leaves them with only a few hours a week of down time. Over scheduling students of activities is harming students in many ways.

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Over scheduling students of activities is harming students because it is not letting them have choice in their free time. Well kids who don’t have free time don’t have time to be creative. If you’re not creative then you can’t make things to change the world. Also if you’re not creative you can’t fix your problems. However some people say that you just need to be smart to do these things. Well scientist say that creativity is a key in life. Another fact is that creativity is needed and can change the world for example Thomas Edison made the light bulb because he was creative. That is why people should not have so many activities and should get more time to be creative.

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Over scheduling students of activities is harming students because it creates stress. Students with many activities can have lots of stress caused from lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to grumpiness and if you’re grumpy you can’t do your homework. If you don’t do your homework you will not do well in school and if you do not do well in school you will not learn things, you will then fail school and not get into a college and you will not get a job. On the other hand people may say that you have to learn to control your stress. But I think at such a young age it is hard to learn how to stop stress also I think that kids should not even have stress they should be relaxed. Most kids have stress and, 5.8 of 10 kids have major stress. Thats why I think kids should not be over scheduled so they do not have stress.

 

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Over scheduling students of activities is harming students because they have no time to be with there friends. If kids don’t have time to be with there friends, they will have no one to play with, no one to talk to, and also they would not be social and instead be antisocial and always be alone and by them self. Some people say that you don’t need friends you just need to be smart. But you need to be able to make friends because then you can work in a team and sometimes you need to work in a team. A lot of the people who have been successful in the world had many friends. Thats why I think that kids should not be over scheduled so that they can have time to make friends and be friendly with other people.

Conclusion

From lack of sleep and creativity time to increasing levels of stress, over scheduled students face many challenges in just getting through their busy schedules each week. Kids need activities after school, but not so many that they are running from one activity to the next every day. Some kids can handle the extra demands of a busy schedule while others struggle. You only get to be a kid once. Make sure you live it to its best.

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