Purpose: To inform the audience about student stress. Thesis: Today I will discuss about sources and effects of student stress and efficient ways to manage this emotional and physical strain. Organizational Pattern: I. Introduction A. Attention Getter According to the Student Living Report 2002, an ongoing survey of student experiences carried out by MORI for the UNITE Group, more than half of students (53%) said they had become more stressed since starting university.
B. Relevance Stress is what you feel when you react to pressure, either from the outside world (school, work, after-school activities, family, friends) or from inside yourself (wanting to do well in …show more content…
b) It can also cause different minor health problems like headaches, stomachache, trouble sleeping, but also many serious illnesses like digestive upsets, asthma or heart attacks.
c) Stress also causes loss in weight or other alimentary disorders.
d) And finally stress has the greatest impact on academic success.
2. Sometimes stress can even be useful. When students appraise their education as a challenge, stress can bring them a sense of competence and an increased capacity to learn. The Yerkes-Dodson law postulates that individuals under low and high stress learn the least and that those under moderate stress learn the most.
Transition Now after talking about causes and effects of stress I’ll give five of the most common stress relievers . . C. Managing stress 1. Physical activity is a great stress reliever. It’s healthy, and for the college student who wants to look more attractive, working out is one way to help that. 2. Sleep deprivation is like an epidemic on college campuses. Some extra sleep is a perfect reliever after a stressful, sleepless week. 3. Take a few minutes out of the day to lie down and listen to your favorite music (even if people wouldn’t consider it calming music). 4. Taking the time to cook yourself something healthy, or find a healthy place to eat on campus can do worlds for your body. 5. If you simply manage the time, it won’t be as stressful. Make use of date books, calendars, planners,