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Katerin Leal
Period 6th
Are Students Risking Their Futures?
In Christine Baron’s essay, Apathetic Students Risk Their Futures, is stated that students aren’t taking advantage of the opportunities they have by going to school because they are making up excuses and are better off socializing with others. I agree with Christine Baron, some students have become lazy for their school work. However, not all students are being lazy and not doing their work, there are some students that actually care and want to succeed in life therefore they are the ones that are being motivated and have been doing the assignments and homework that the teachers have asked them. But how do we get the other students to be do their work as well?

High school is a big change to most students. While some are working after school others are playing sports, and other even have responsibilities at their home. However, that doesn’t give students an excuse to not do the work that has been assigned to them. “I had to work until 11 p.m. both nights”, “I had baseball practice”, “I was absent again the day you assigned this”, this are some of the excuses that students use when Christine Baron asked her students if had read the reading assignment that was assigned to her class. Sure working until 11 p.m. at night is tiring but students should learn how to manage their time, school should be their number one priority. Also, just because you’re absent from school doesn’t mean that your excused from the assignments that you missed, it’s your responsibility to email your teacher and/or ask your teacher what you missed when you come back to school the next day. In Barons case what had frustrated her was that her students choose “to give up on homework that’s the least bit challenging”.

Other factors that have gotten in the way with students schoolwork is the social network. Student with their cellphones, laptops, iPods, etc. are choosing to socialize rather than actually take advantage of...
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