Academic Pressure in Today's Society : Academic Pressure in Today's Society By:Shivani Phanse Slide 2: In today’s competitive world every parent forces their child to excel in school and academics. It is common knowledge that for lifelong success children requires the love and guiding discipline of their parents. However , where is the fine line between guidance and pressure? The Negative Effects of Academic Pressure : The Negative Effects of Academic Pressure My Affiliation : My Affiliation Coming from Mission San Jose High, a high school which U.S news and World report ranked as the 36th best high school in the United States as well as the 94th best public school nationwide the pressure to succeed was tremendous. The academic pressure was terrible but the worst was what the pressure made you become. Everyone believed the answer to life was a 4.0 GPA and in order to succeed one had to go to top notch college. Being raised in this type of environment I can see the many negative outcomes. Slide 5: The pressure to succeed in today’s extremely competitive world seems to be brainwashing adolescents into finding ridiculous ways to achieve what they desire. USA Today reports that stress is hitting our young adults the hardest in recent times : USA Today reports that stress is hitting our young adults the hardest in recent times Slide 7: Academic Pressures have been increasing in the recent years leading to many health issues among young students Many students go through emotional distress and create conflicts with their peers building up negative atmosphere and hostility around them. Slide 8: According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, “Among adolescents, one in eight may suffer from depression of all these children and teens struggling with emotional and behavioral problems.” Entering into the teen years is one of the most stressful times of life. The adolescent years are filled with emotions, changes, and added responsibilities. Many teenagers today feel an overwhelming pressure to succeed. Depression Academic pressure results in: Cheating : Academic pressure results in: Cheating According to the Teen Ethics Poll, “More than six in ten think they must cheat to achieve success. The poll of 787 teens between the ages of 13 and 18 conducted in 2006 found that 64% of teens say they feel strong pressure to succeed and the pressure in school.” Slide 10: Cheating has always been looked down upon and considered a sin however; cheating has become more widespread today than in the past. In the article called The New Morality it states that, “Cheating is changing not into an issue of values, but simply one of practicality.” Educators said that some students have a new attitude is cheating & is at an all-time high schools and colleges. Slide 11: There have been many scholarly studies and claims that have been made to support my view. Coming from a society where the academic pressure is overwhelming, I have seen many of my friends suffer and crumble under the stress. Academic Stress leaves many negative effects: low self-esteem, lower confidence, and many health issues.