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Personal Narrative: Sixth Time

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I turn my alarm off for the sixth time before I finally glance at the clock. It's 5:45 A.M. I overslept. I rush to shower, get dressed, and brush my teeth. Then expertly apply concealer in an effort to hide the bags under my eyes. There's not enough time left for me to eat breakfast or blow dry my hair so I grab a to-go shake -the same as yesterday- and throw my hair into a bun. It's 6:30 and I'm standing at the foot of my driveway using my phone as a flashlight since the moon can't light my path because it's hidden behind the clouds. Eventually the bus pulls up and I sit through the same tired silence as the week before. I show up to each class. I take notes. I do work. I worry about next period. It's a constant cycle interrupted only by lunch which is then filled with vain attempts at studying, working on tonight's homework, and more frequently unfinished homework from the night before. Eventually the final bell rings, but I'm not free to go. I have two clubs today alone that keep me in school until 4 P.M., but I'm not done yet. Without getting a chance to stop home I pull into work at 4:30 and stay until 9. By…show more content…
Firstly, homework should never be assigned on the weekends. The weekends are the only time which students have to focus on themselves and to unwind their knotted and coiled minds from the previous week. Giving them additional work just places unnecessary stress on their shoulders. Two days won't wipe a lesson from someone's mind, but it will give them time to process it. Secondly, teachers, especially of AP and honors classes, should talk, plan, and communicate with one another to ensure that whatever they do assign will not overlap and add up to more than the average student can handle. Each class should be limited to no more than 15 minutes, if that. This would drastically decrease the current workload of students and ultimately increase their academic
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