If you wonder what this long text is about it is basically about what the headline tells you. If you wonder why i wrote it it’s because it is one of my small contributions to a book we are making in my school. Hope you like it 🙂
What is spare time and how does it affect your life/school?
The definition of spare time is the time available for hobbies and other activities that you enjoy or the time that you have besides work. You probably thought that your spare time did not affect how you feel or behave at you school or in life. I can give you the simple answer “yes your spare time does actually affect how you perform in school” or you can keep reading for the more advanced description.
Usually people have something they look forward to when they get home from school. Like for example to play football,
basketball, Computer games, friends or even to watch TV. Every person is different and has his/her own activity that she likes to do. What most teachers and scientists you can find on the web say is that “People need free time to spend with friends, relax and have fun”. Students need to find appropriate, healthy activities and entertainment. Free time can teach them important skills they will need as adults. Unfortunately, too much free time can cause problems. Teenagers who have too much free time usually get bored. What is most likely to happen is that these teenagers go looking for something to do. Usually it ends up with trouble and the teenagers become involved in unhealthy, inappropriate or illegal activities which can definitely affect the persons life at school or life in general.
Even thought something very catastrophic can happen with to much spare time there is still very many positive sides with spare time. Doing an activity that you really love in your spare time can free your thoughts and it can release very small doses of endorphins into your body making your day a little better. Having something to do in your spare time can and most likely will increase your satisfaction with life. Usually teenagers don’t look at school as something fun, this is why it is very positive to actually get some happy feelings throughout the day. Mainly what I am trying to say is that every person should have some activities in life they can look forward to. This will make it easier to get true the school days and it also makes you more awake in school since you’re a little happy. This is why I want teachers, parents or someone that cares for others to encourage other people to start doing something like sports, exercise, play more with friends and so on.
Last but not least I will mention something about homework. By own experience homework has a big impact on a person spare time. Homework is a program that students usually get handed out in the beginning of the week so that they have something to work on at home. Mainly I face two problems with homework’s, the first thing is that the teachers is not at disposal which means you can’t get any help from them. In some school subjects like math, social studies and geography it is very hard to get some sort of helps from your parents and even the web can sometimes be confusing or not reliable. The second scenario is that some teachers tells us what the homework is but doesn’t check it the next time you are with that teacher. Teacher’s not checking their students homework could and usually turns out bad. Think about one student that works really hard at home and does one mistake several time, like for example writing they’re instead of their. This means that the teacher will not notice the student’s mistake unless their is a test that the teacher has to correct. By this time is to late and the student will probably not get the best grade because he or she had many mistakes like this. In general I would recommend longer school days where they have their teachers for disposal. I think this is much better then to be working effortless at home all the time getting distracted by Pc, TV, Facebook, Youtube and other activities at home.