Congrats to Kim Nguyen and Taneeka Johnston! Awesome Posts!
Besides some minor grammar errors, Kim did an awesome job with her paragraph structure. Good introduction and great supporting details. Taneeka did a great job with the overall flow of her two paragraphs being sure to support her thoughts in complete sentence form.
The graph above shows how the amount of stress you have corresponds with your performance capabilities. Related to most situations I think it’s very accurate. It shows that when you’re stress level is really low so is your performance level. I think that this represents when a person doesn’t care about something, and they don’t put any effort into it. For example, if a student doesn’t care about their algebra grade they probably won’t pay attention in class, they won’t put a lot of effort into learning new material, and they would then forget most of which they have learned. Not stressing at all isn’t beneficial when you want a high performance on something like a test, because you won’t bother to learn and make sure you are prepared for the test. However, from looking at the graph, you can see that having a really high stress level can’t be beneficial to a person either. The graph says “disorganization” and in my mind that represents the stage in which a person has so many concerns that they lose track of everything that they’ve worried about. An example of this could be when a student had a science quiz, and if they stress over knowing every little minute topic that may be on the quiz they could also accidentally forget to revise another vital piece of information.
According to the graph the highest performance can be achieved when there is a balance in the persons stress levels. They should be sort of stressed and aware of what they need to do, yet not completely on overdrive and worrying about everything. I agree with the graph when it shows that in order to have a high performance we do need to have a certain amount of stress that will keep up our determination/ efforts. I would like to try and reach that level of high performance and for myself I would say I need to be more alert when it comes to events like tests. On this graph I would place myself somewhere around ‘Alertness’. For me this means that I’m aware of what I need to do to get ready for something like a test, but my efforts to prepare for it are probably only half of what I’m capable of. After looking at this graph I’m thinking that I need to raise my stress level a bit, in order to perform better on tests, mainly.
The picture on the right side shows a relationship of performance and stress. The performance is labeled on the y axis and the stress level is labeled on the x axis. Like we normally believe, the better the performance we perform, the higher the stress we receive. But based on the graph, if we given out the medium level of stress, the higher our performance is. As you can see, for the kind of people with low stress level, their performance is also low. The graph uses the word ‘sleep’ to describe this kind of people, but it unnecessary means they sleep all the time, it means they are lazy and their brains aren’t really active. Shows that they don’t really care of their work and choose to be relax instead of taking in stress. For the high performance group of people, the graph uses a running man to represent them. Which shows this group of people understands what they learn at school and actively use their brain to practice what they’ve learned. They practice within an amount of time that is enough for them to have the skill they need. That’s why even though they have high performance, they don’t have that high level of stress. Lastly, a worry man with low performance but high level of stress. This group of people are described as disorganized. They don’t really understand what they’ve learned at school so they can’t practice at home. Because of that, they have to try to learn by themselves, which takes in more stress but sometimes, you can’t go any farther. Especially, when it takes them too much time, they will get tired. The next day when they come to class, their brains aren’t really active because of the tiredness from yesterday, they show low performance and cannot understand clearly what they learn in class. All of this caused by the lack of organization of time and problems and understanding in class.
In my conclusion, to have good learning result, a student must be organized and actively uses his brain in learning. He has to organize his timing as well as his homework. He needs to actively uses his brain to understand and practice what he’d learned in class to have the skill that is needed. That way, he doesn’t need to work too hard to catch up with other students in class which increases the level of stress, but have a medium level of stress but still performs good in class.