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Reflective Essay

By Princess-Njemanze Mar 20, 2014 831 Words
Princess Sara Njemanze
S. Loftin
AP English Language
20 January 2014
Deleterious Tardiness
Tardiness is a trending concern in high schools all around the United States of America. Many teachers withstand the tardiness of the students and retain their words while other teachers respond with action and enforce suitable punishments. Teachers who take action are highly esteemed by students who have learned to get to their classes on time. By way of teaching with an iron hand, teachers have gained regard from their students and have set the tone for the year. In Charles Herbert Flowers High School, a certain teacher, _____, is valued for her strong stand in excellence. Students learn via rule enforcement---assigned essays on their deleterious, “harmful; injurious; hurtful,” tardiness, a loss of their scheduled spot, and a drop in their current grade---that being late to _____’s class is customarily deleteriously unacceptable.

Through the enforcement of castigations---an essay on tardiness for example---in response to a student’s tardiness, students have learned that lethargy to _____’s class is adversely inexcusable. Any student who has acquired an essay considers himself or herself very ill-fated. Considering the work that the student already possesses, the essay becomes an additional burden and displeasure. Despite the fact that the punishment was given due to the unwise actions of the student, the student becomes mindful of the severity of his or her tardiness. Unfortunately, the foolish offender---the student---has already insulted the offended---_____---making any act of contrition ineffective. The student must then figure out how he or she will find time to work on the essay especially if that student is involved in extracurricular activities such as sports. Incorporating extra time for the student to work on the essay can cause a lack of sleep, thus impacting his or her plans for the next day. Inconveniences much like an obtained essay can easily be prevented by changes in the actions of the student. Changes that can easily be made by class prioritization. Recognizing this, the student laments ever going late to _____’s class and sees the harmful effects of the tardiness.

Along with an essay for their offensive lateness to _____’s class, students may also lose their scheduled appointment with _____ for that day. Securing a scheduled appointment is as important as acquiring first place in a competition. These scheduled appointments are considered extremely precious to any student who receives it. Each student understands that losing their position also means that the next person has the chance to go earlier, thus erasing any chances of the student getting their work approved for that day. To many students, a lost position of in the line to see _____ is a lovely opportunity, not a calamity. Even though it is beneficial to the on-coming students, the student at loss tackles sorrow and embarrassment. The loss of the scheduled appointment affects the work and mindset of the student. This loss also affects the student’s relationship with _____, which is the toughest part to deal with. Having a great relationship with _____ is cherished by the students at Charles Herbert Flowers High School. Every single student that attends Flowers High School wants to have a great relationship with _____ because of her high integrity and strong leadership.

Compared to a drop in the student’s grade, essays on tardiness and loss of appointments are minor penalties for the detrimentally inappropriate act of being late to _____’s class. Grade drops affect every student psychologically. The drop in the student’s grade is not a befitting price for tardiness---an avoidable action. These grade drops not only affect the student’s life at school, but also affect the student’s life at home. There are many students whose parents do not accept such drops in grade. Most of these parents do not approve of the tardiness of the student; therefore chastisements are given to prevent the student from getting low grades and continuing tardiness in the future. Students who receive the grade reduction comprehend the lesson that unpunctuality is intolerable. In response to the consequences of tardiness, the student examines himself or herself to see what needs to be corrected. Afterwards the student makes an effort to handle what is wrong. Sometimes the tardiness of the student is not that of his or her own doing, but that is not an exception. Being tardy is deleteriously repugnant therefore no person will be treated uniquely.

_____’s rule enforcement causes students to understand that tardiness to _____’s class is damagingly unacceptable. In response to the enforcement, students try their best to be on time for _____’s class. Even if these students have to push other students out of the way or leave their last period early, the students make sure that they are in _____’s class on time. Students make every effort to get to _____’s class on time. The changes made to get to _____’s class on time are a result of _____’s stand on excellence. Hence, the students have learned that being late to _____’s class is deleteriously unacceptable.

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