George Mason Honors College Essay
How Much Sleep does one Really Need
Sitting in the middle of class and all of a sudden you start nodding on and off. And you wonder why your eyes are closing in class. You missed all the information from the chapter which is going to be on the test which you didn’t hear your teacher announce was going to be tomorrow. After a week of continuous struggle in class trying to keep your eyes open causes you to drop from an A down to a C+. You try to explain to your parents why your grades dropped significantly, but they don’t believe you so they set up a meeting with your teacher and find out that you were falling asleep in class. Your parents believed that the reason you were falling asleep in class was because you were staying up late playing videogames, but in reality you were up late finishing your homework packets which apparently most of your teachers assigned on the same day. Most teachers who assign busy work as homework do not understand that they are the ones who contribute to the lack of sleep of students.
There are many types of ways how teachers contribute to students not having enough of sleep and one of the ways is assigning homework which is not relevant for class. To conduct this research I would need to give surveys to students and the questions would be pertaining to their amount of work and their social life. The survey will distributed among high school students from varying grades as well as college students varying from undergraduate and graduate school. One could assume that students who tend to be very social do not have or do not receive much homework from teachers, while the students who do not have much time to socialize are usually the ones who are loaded with homework. But the surveys will tell the truth about how a student functions and whether the teacher is the one responsible for their lack of sleep or not. The survey will consist of a student’s answering questions...
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