Imagine that you are doing a project on why Zetland teenagers do after-school activities. You have found some data on the subject – the results of the opinion polls (see the pie chart below).
Comment on the data in the pie chart and give your opinion on the subject of the project.
The opinion poll question:
Why do you do after-school activities?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
– make an opening statement on the subject of the project;
– select and report 2–3 facts;
– make 1–2 comparisons where relevant and give your comments;
– outline a problem that can arise with some after-school activities and suggest a way of solving it;
– conclude by giving and explaining your opinion on the importance of extracurricular activities for teenagers.
Time management has always been the #1 problem.
A serious problem which arises is extracurricular overload.
One common problem is to manage (to balance) extracurricular activities, school work and social life; to keep schedules and be disciplined to follow them. / Balancing school work with extra-curricular activities can be stressful for some children, especially when the activities take up valuable time they need to study or do homework.
Children cannot handle the demands of both a rigorous academic load (high school schedule) and multiple extracurricular activities.
Opting for an activity which requires a lot of energy and hours may create troubles. This may also affect grades at school. As a result, the schooling experience will start deteriorating day by day.
A workable solution is to reconsider the choice of the after-school activities (to start prioritizing).
Limiting distractions and learning not to say ‘yes’ to everything can be a real solution to the problem.