Sorry Teachers, But My Sleep Is More Important Than Homework

April 23, 2015 4:56 PM

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Junior year: a time of studying, stress and anxiety about our futures. For many of us, the college process begins the August or September of our junior year. We wake up very early to go to school, maybe even earlier to meet with a teacher, complete our extracurricular activities, come home to have a quick dinner, talk for eight minutes with our parents and do homework until we fall asleep. But then we remember. We have to look at the ACT packet one more time. Half asleep, we run downstairs to get the ACT book, and start studying. Section 1, section 2, section 3. Fifteen to 30 minutes a day is what they say keeps low ACT scores away. We spend hours going over where to put a comma in a sentence, or how to apply the Pythagorean theorem. After this, we finally get to turn off the lights, and drift away to sleep. And then six hours later, we do it all over again.

This is a snapshot of the daily routine of many high school juniors. For those of you juniors who are reading this, I sympathize with you. Just know that in a few months, it will all be over. For readers who were once juniors, congratulations on making it through. And for the readers who are soon to...

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