Sleep Deprivation Among College Students

1146 WordsDec 8, 20145 Pages
Topic: Sleep deprivation among college students. Specific Purpose: To persuade my peers to get a sufficient amount of sleep. Central Idea: Sleep deprivation among college students can lead to poor performance and health problems, so finding ways to sleep more can help improve your sleeping habits. INTRODUCTION Attention-getter: Think of this scenario. It is Thursday night. You have an English paper due the next day at 9:00 in the morning and you have barely even thought about what your topic should be. So what do you do? You have a “suck-it-up” night. You stay up as late as possible to finish your paper, even if that means staying up all night. Credibility material: I have been that procrastinator who waits until last minute to finish homework plenty of times in the past. I have stayed up late working on homework and I have felt the repercussions of my choices the next day. Relevance to audience: I’m sure many of you have had similar experiences, or possibly even stay up late on a constant basis. Preview of speech: Now, I want to persuade you that lack of sleep is not only harmful to your health, but also to your grades and then I want to offer some tips on how you can get to sleep easier. (Link: First, let’s look at how lack of sleep can lead to poor performance.) BODY 1. Sleep deprivation can lead to poor performance, whether it be in school or other activities. As quoted in an article on WebMD entitled “Sleep Habits: More Important Than You Think” by Michael
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