Effects of Overstressing Academic Achievements

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READING JOURNAL 2
TITLE: Losing Our Moral Compass: The Negative Effects of Overstressing Academic Achievement by Kalman Heller

TSL 012
COLLEGE READING

MOHD SUFI AMIN BIN SALMEE
2012228174
MPI020 2D
For
MISS EMY SYAFIKAH BINTI NORDIN
FACULTY OF EDUCATION

SUMMARY:
Based on the article written by Kalman Heller, there are a few negative effects of overstressing academic achievements on students that needed to be reviewed. One of the negative effects is the depression and suicide rates among teenager increases. Secondly, overstressing academic achievements also causes health problems towards students. Next, the criminal act in school increases which relates to the fear of getting good grades more than the fear of getting caught. Another negative effect is the students will become less social among themselves as most parents send their children to private schools instead. The students also felt they were valued by their parents only by grades. Lastly, most students tend to download finished reports on the net and plagiarize them. (121 words)

CRITICAL REVIEW
Based on the article taken from PsychCentral website, entitled “Losing Our Moral Compass: The Negative Effects of Overstressing Academic Achievement”, by Kalman Heller (PHD), there are many negative effects of overstressing academic achievement on students. Whether from their parents or teachers, the stress that they had put on the students causes many bad impacts. Kalman Heller often stated his points with the cases that happen in Hanover, New Hampshire. Looking from a student’s perspective, I would like to reflect on the effects of overstressing academic achievements from my point of view and compared the cases that happen in New Hampshire town with what happen in Malaysia. I only want to touch on three main points which is the criminal act in school, the feeling of...
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