“Is over scheduling of activities after school harming students?” Essay

Many students all over the world are over scheduled with after school activities. Everyday, students rush to their after school activities, where they don’t even have time to have a break or at least eat something. The big question: Is over scheduling of activities after school harming students? Some people think that over scheduling fills the students with so much knowledge they could go to the best university and get scholarship and all. Those people think that over scheduling can improve the future for the students. On the other hand, other people think that over scheduling of activities after school is harming people because they over load the students’ brain, which is like, exploding a container past it’s limit. Personally, in my opinion, I side with the people that say over scheduling is harming students. Over scheduling is harming students because they don’t have time to sit back and think, or reflect on themselves, they lose their spirit, and their own feelings get trapped inside of them when their bodies are too focused on studying.

Over scheduling is harming students because they don’t have time to sit back and think, or reflect on themselves. They’re missing the time to actually enjoy life and appreciate the world that was given to them. When a student is over scheduled, all they focus is education. Every minute of their childhood life would probably be spent on studying or sleeping, especially as you approach college. Over scheduling harms even more as the student arrives at the stage of the teenagers. Teenagers tend to always ask themselves a question that confuses them: Who am I? If a teenager student is over scheduled, then they won’t have time to actually answer the question they’ve been pondering on about. They’ll miss the fun of life, and sometimes, you can see in the newspaper that some teenagers just want to end their life because they’re so stressed with over scheduling. Over scheduling is a way to take out the time that should have been spent on their love life, their personal thoughts life, their social life. Without those facts of love, personality, and socialisation, a student could no longer find interest in living. That’s why over scheduling is harming students, both physically and mentally.

Over scheduling is harming students because they lose their spirit. Adding on from the previous paragraph, over scheduling takes away the meaning of life. Over scheduling causes stress, and stress is a very unhealthy thing for everyone. People tend to do crazy things when they’re stressed, or they simply like to give up. Some books say that the gift of humans is their feelings. Over scheduling is a way of throwing that gift into the trash. Even if other things, like love or intelligence, can be the gift of humans, feelings, or personality can rule out those. A life includes the love life, the social life, the personal life, the family life and many more. A person’s life is composed out of many different kinds of life (ie. love life, social life, personal life etc). Each of these includes how you feel, whether it’s happiness, sadness, anger, pain, revengeful. The personality of a person makes them different from anyone else in this world. If you wipe all those feelings out, you’re simply becoming a very smart robot. And all those knowledge skills would be wasted in the future when you want to find a job, because companies won’t want robots without feelings. What makes a person, or a boss, happy is that their employees are cheerful and enjoying their job, as well as doing their work correctly. So without character or personality, intelligence wouldn’t find you much jobs. Therefore, over scheduling is harmful.

Over scheduling is harming students because as they are loaded with informational facts, their own feelings get trapped inside of them when their bodies are too focused on studying and getting good grades.Their trapped feelings accumulate until one day, they can’t hold it back anymore and the feelings explode out all together, probably released on some poor friend who happened to be at the wrong spot at the wrong time. This explosion of feelings might cause damage to either the student’s social life or the student’s health. Elaborating, the thing that causes the feelings to accumulate is actually stress. Stress, as mentioned above, is a very harmful thing to anyone. Once you stumble upon stress, it’s rather hard to get rid of. Many physiologists have found ways to get rid of stress, including relaxing, exercising, talking to another person and so on. All these solutions to stress include the things you don’t do while you’re over scheduled. Sure, if you get over with over scheduling, it could grant you many helpful skills in life you would be grateful for being over scheduled. But only few, say perhaps one out of every ten, could get over with over scheduling. That means most people will just take away harm from over scheduling, instead of taking helpful life skills. Consequently, over scheduling is harmful.

You’ve come to three main reasons why over scheduling is harmful. Over scheduling is harming students because they don’t have time to sit back and think, or reflect on themselves. It’s harming students because they lose their spirit, and it accumulates trapped feelings which lead to bitter stress. Sometimes,  the stress that comes from over scheduling can drive a student to their limits, until they can’t hold back the stress and they find no more interest in living. Not many students can handle over scheduling, and those who do gain from over scheduling. Those who can’t handle over scheduling would end up having a ruined childhood, and one person can only live one childhood. As many might know, the childhood predicts and shapes the future of the student. If a childhood is destroyed by over scheduling, it would affect the entire life of the student. As a result, over scheduling of activities after school is harming students

Book Talk 1 Reflection

Today’s book talk was okay, because we did talk about some main parts of the story and we disagreed and agreed politely as members shared their 4 C’s. What’s good about this book talk was that I saw what other people questioned about the book, and how some challenges could be unstable. And what’s bad about this book talk was that we were constantly off topic, since some people argued politely at other people’s points.

Today I took away the fact that this book could be viewed from different perspectives, like some people might see the book as a really fictional book, with dragons that could fly without wings, or goldfishes that could swim through a gateway to result being a dragon. Or some people view this book as a really fantastic book because the stories that pop up in the beginning and middle all fit in at the end. I personally view this book as a normal sort-of-realistic fantasy book because I’m used to reading books that are much more complex then Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, with floating mysteries that join together in the end.

Idiom Practice

Fuzzy Wuzzy sat there, blank. His dad called out from the living room. “You have to get your act together and start doing your homework! You can’t sit there daydreaming!”

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ll finish it by eight o’clock.” Fuzzy called back.

Fuzzy had been sitting on his log bed for two hours after school. He had been daydreaming for the whole day, even in his bear classes. He dreamed that he was the most popular bear in the International Bear School, IBS. Bear friends were swarming around him, telling him about how awesome he was, being his dad’s spitting image. Fuzzy’s dad was the principle of IBS, and every – bear loved him as a principle. He dreamed that everyone wanted him to be in their group for the Climbing-Tree Competition. When Fuzzy told his friends that he didn’t know what to do in the Climbing-Tree Competition, his friends would just push him in and say “Play it by ear! You’ll be fine!”.

Fuzzy sat on his bed, staring at the wooden ceiling as he dreamed on about being the most popular bear in IBS. He dreamed that his friends were telling other bears ‘Fuzzy always bends over backwards! He never chews someone out, unlike Mitch! Like seriously, Mitch is really a mitch. Fuzzy’s like, the best bear friend ever!’.  Fuzzy dreamed that he was everything he wasn’t now.

Time flew quicker then Fuzzy realised. By the time Fuzzy’s daydream was over, it was already eight o’clock, and he hadn’t done any homework. Just when Fuzzy was scrambling over to his desk to pretend doing homework, Fuzzy’s dad appeared at Fuzzy’s door.

“Fuzzy, you should be done with homework by now, right?” Fuzzy’s dad peered over Fuzzy’s shoulder, just to see a blank page.

“Fuzzy! You’re seriously in the doghouse! You said that you’ll finish by eight o’clock, and it was a done deal! What happened, Fuzzy? I did tell you to get your act together! What happened to your brain? I thought you were my Fuzzy the Fabulous! Should I call the doctor to check on your brain? Do you feel any pains in your head? –”

Fuzzy’s dad kept fussing over Fuzzy’s brain, making excuses of why might Fuzzy might’ve not done his homework, while Fuzzy sat there rushing through his math questions.

In the end, Fuzzy told his dad his dream, how he wished to be like Teddy, all popular and surrounded-by-friends type. After listening to Fuzzy’s description of his dream, Fuzzy’s dad promised he’d make a change just for his bear-son. Fuzzy’s dad left by ruffling Fuzzy’s ears and sternly saying ‘Now you better get going on your homework!’