Essay about The Effects Of Teen Stress On Teens

823 Words Dec 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Faced against the alarm clock, people generally have two choices: to get up or to hit the snooze and go back to sleep. Adolescents often fall into the trap of just smacking the snooze button and catching a few more Z’s. Many other difficult decisions are present in teens’ days; descisions of whether to do their homework or not and whether to go to class or not are just a few teens may face. All these factors can accumulate on an adolescent and add stress to their lives. Teen stress is caused by many effects which can include academics and extracurricular activities.
To start, school adds to the amount of stress in a teens life. An average day for a high schooler consists of seven 50-minute periods, starting at around 8:00 a.m. every weekday. Although each class’ requirements are different, most curriculums cover a lesson with homework each day and tests or quizzes at scheduled times. College level classes suggest two hours of studying for every hour of class time, which, as one could see, is a challenge for students taking multiple college level courses. Another challenge for these students is that high school classes meet once a day instead of a few times a week as they do in college. The students working with this type of schedule are often the students that are most stressed. Stress among students is becoming a more common theme today. Patti Neighmond, NPR’s health policy correspondent, reports, “A survey by the American Psychological Association found that nearly half of…

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