College is a time for search.
Over the four years you’re spending there (for some, maybe a bit longer), you’ll find out what you’re truly passionate about.
You’ll meet new people — some of whom you’ll remain lifelong friends with. You’ll learn how to survive on your own, in a unknown place. But,above of all, you’ll discover out more about yourself than you ever knew before.
College makes you to push your own boundries. Just when you thought you couldn’t go on without a source of income, you found new ways to use Ramen as a dinner ingredient.
At the bar, when you’re almost sure you’ve already took too much alcohol, you’ll find a way to drink just one more back.
And when it comes to finishing all of your academic assingnments — regardless of how unreal that deadline might’ve once looked — you’ll usually find a way to finish it, by any means necessary.
And by any means necessary — I mean by staying up all night.
In college, I was a huge all-nighter guy. Personally, I’d get really into it — you know, showing up to the campus library late at night with an enormous thermos of coffee and a Snuggie on.
I didn’t try to avoid staying there all night — I took my punishment and realized this was the price of not doing work during the months before
Truly, it kept me motivated, in a funny way.
But, honestly, I wouldn’t expect this technique to work for all students. It’s more a strange method, one that’s specialized by the small number of students who are both lazy and strong enough to pull off such a mission
As always,science has a say on the subject and truly, it’s probably not the one we all-nighter people wanted to accept.
The study took 535 high school students (ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade, alike) and wrote down their sleeping habits — and academic performance — during two weeks.
As reported by Nuwer, “For nearly all of the students, the researchers found that, counterintuitively, more study time correlated with worse academic performance.”
That “additional study time,” however, didn’t come without a price. As Nuwer explains, for most of these students, extra study time will usually come at the cost of sleeping time.
In other words, students who study more aren’t necessarily clearing out parts of their days to do so — but aiming on hours late at night, instead.
According to Andrew J. Fuligni, one of the authors of the UCLA study, “No one is suggesting that students shouldn’t study,” but he maintains that, “an adequate amount of sleep is also critical for academic success. These results are consistent with emerging research suggesting that sleep deprivation impedes learning.”
In response, students are supported to take a more fair approach to grasp their works.
In the long run, by putting aside as little as one hour every day to finish your school work, you’ll probably be able to reserve yourself the need for all-nighters — and then some.
College is all about habits. If you manage to set good habits very early, you’ll save yourself the trouble of having to break bad ones later on. All-nighters may get the job finished, at least during urgent times, but they’re not useful to good work habits.
Although you might be able to finish your college by overdosing on caffeine and not sleeping, by the time you make it into the working world — it’s simply not real.
College is a time meant to teach you important lessons about not just yourself, but life.
If you take anything away from your all-nighters, let it be that temperance is the right way.. Overdoing anything will probably not result in tenable result.