Persuasive essay- Changing School Hours By: Tan Ly

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Do you enjoy going to school at 8.30 in the morning? Are you fully awake and think you can handle life's many daily challenges to the best of your ability? I think not. In order to achieve this task, the school day would have to start at a later time. Everyone would benefit from these changes, even teachers. They would also get off our backs about being negative in tests, because we do not remember anything. Students would be less irritable in class, and they would also pay more attention to teachers.

Many teenage high school students are tired during the school day, distracting them from their studies. Which is one of the many good reasons in which the starting time of school should be later in the day. Some people may say that the body does not fully function until about 9:30am, however to back this up studies have suggested that with the average adolescent this is a true fact.

Many schools in America already use the suggested later arrival time, so their students can be ready to learn when they arrive at school. Another thing that everyone knows or remembers about high school is all of the homework that needs to be done for next class. Plus projects that are due, studying for tests and exams and the time you need to actually have a life outside school. Most students even have so much work that they will stay up all night just to get it done.

When needing a minimum of 9 hours of sleep as a teenager, getting up at 7 in order to get ready for school is just not enough time. It is easy to think that students will just put it off even more. Students even sleep during class because they are...