The Importance of Sleep

Many adults going back to school complain that it is difficult for them to get enough sleep. Chapter 5 discusses the importance of sleep. In your own words, describe how your textbook explains how sleep affects your physical and psychological functions. Based on your experiences, do you agree or disagree with the author? Why do you agree or disagree? Finally, how do you or would you need to structure your life to get the amount of sleep recommended in the text? Is it possible for you to get enough sleep in your life? Why or why not?

The assignment will be graded on the following:

  • Respond appropriately to all of the question(s).
  • Provide enough information and detail to support and explain your experiences, thoughts, and/or ideas.
  • Provide information that reflects an understanding of the assigned readings.
  • Write in complete sentences using correct grammar and proper punctuation.
  • Do not use text message acronyms.
  • Make sure that your purpose/thesis is evident.
  • Your paragraphs should clearly support the purpose/thesis.
  • Sentences within a paragraph should clearly support the topic of that paragraph.
  • Be sure that the content within the assignment is placed in a logical order.
  • Your transitions between ideas should illustrate the relationship between ideas and allow the reader to pass from one idea to the next without confusion.
  • Your conclusion/conclusions should be apparent and clearly defined.

Refer to the rubric below for a detailed account of the grading criteria.  

Assignment Submissions Instructions: 

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  4. Click the Save changes button to submit.

Note: After you submit a document, this activity will be checked off as complete on the course page. Please give the instructor time to review your work before looking for a grade.  You may edit your submission up until the assignment is graded by your instructor or if requested by your instructor. To edit your submission, scroll to the bottom of the page, below any rubric if applicable and click the Edit Submissions button, and follow steps 2-4 above.