Essay 3

Topics: High school, Adolescence, College Pages: 2 (765 words) Published: May 6, 2013
Jake Alexis

ENG 092-08w


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What is it like to be a teenager in America in today’s world? Teenagers today don’t take for granted how lucky they really are. However, there are many teens that live in a fantasy world. This is shown in, “Teenagers in Dreamland” by Robert J. Samuelson. With new technology coming out everyday, many teens have become lazy with schoolwork and their everyday lives. Teenagers today need to understand that they need to get good grades in high school, learn the value of money by having a part time job, and learn how to properly use technology for the greatest benefit.

While there are a percent of teenagers that do well in school, many do not. The average high school student puts in less than an hour of studying at home. A survey that was conducted placed 13 year old American is last place compared to six different countries; Korea being the first. When I was in high school, I honestly never put in any effort for the work I did. I would skip class everyday just to slack off and hang out with friends in the cafeteria. When I was in high school, grades didn’t matter to me. At the time I thought my grades didn’t matter for college, I would just get accepted to the school I wanted to go too. That was not the case; after I graduated high school my choice of schools was very limited. Now, that I’m out of high school, I regret not doing well everyday of my life. Today, I give advice to people in high school to do well and get good grades. Your only in high school once, you need to get the most out of it. As for other teenage Americans, High school is very important. You need to do well in high school to go on the a good college and get a good education.

As time moves on, people start to become independent working civilians in the world. In America, teenagers are becoming more and more independent. By high school, the majority of teens have there own cars and cell phones. Not all American teens are lazy. By...
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