Sleep Deprivation and Schools Trial Team

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Rebecca Sharp
Mrs. McCarthy
AP Literature and Composition
28 November 2012

The Procrastinating Student
Slowly but surely the project would get done; she might lose sleep, but never the less it would be done on time and handed in, probably with bags under her eyes considering it was just rolling onto the second hour of the morning. She never has questions about an assignment or when it’s due, she neatly writes down the necessary information in her agenda then is on her way to the next class in her mind saying “I will start that as soon as I get home”. If you ask her teachers; she is one of the hardest working students in the class and has never once turned in a piece of late work. The girl’s friends, on the other hand, talk of how they do not quite understand how she pulls it off, writing four page papers the class period before they’re due, turning them in on time and getting an “A” for all her “hard work.” The children are Advanced Placement (AP) students at one of the biggest public schools in the county. When you look at her schedule, six AP courses and one elective, you understand the constant burden she must go through when dealing with homework. However, the advanced placements students have been slowly turning into advanced procrastinators; as they would call themselves. Ava is in many clubs like the honor society, service clubs, and the schools trial team, she even helps out at animal shelters on the weekends. She knew that getting into the college she wanted was important and to do that she needed to participate in many activities. Knowing that getting into the college that she wanted, Brown, was important she also knew how important keeping one’s grades up is. Unfortunately with the constant meetings, service projects, and practices she found herself spread a bit thin and always pushing off homework till the last possible minute. Trial practice ended just half an hour ago and now she sits in front of her computer contemplating the idea of her...
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