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Beginning of Argument

Here is a beginning of argument for my topic of anxiety in academia:

Schooling is a time of a person’s life where they’re developing the most. With this knowledge, problems are bound to arise. Studying can cause a large degree of stress. Combine this with a student already having preexisting anxiety, many detrimental effects are imminent. The main question to be answered though, however, is: Can it be proven that anxiety detrimentally affects a student to the point more precautions should be put into place?

(Potential) Source to be used from my annotated bibliography:

“Mental Health Support.” Counseling and Consultation Service, ccs.osu.edu/services/mental-health-support.

I might use this source for support in my argument to show how there already are some precautions in place at Ohio State.

Annotated Bibliography Entry on How OSU has Support for Anxiety

As I will most likely wrap up my paper with the conclusion that anxiety needs to be appropriately dealt with for students, it’s important to recognize that our own university, Ohio State, has implementations that show how they hold it to the utmost of importance.

“Mental Health Support.” Counseling and Consultation Service, ccs.osu.edu/services/mental-health-support.

Ohio State verified source. A page that overviews mental health support. It specifically references different levels of concerns and how to deal with them. Source is evidence that it is important for students to seek support, and shows different ways and reasons as to how help can be dealt out. The page also links to separate resources which shows how extensive of a matter mental health and anxiety is, especially for students. Will be used to support evidence.

Annotated Bibliography Entry on Data Concerning Anxiety in Students

Data and statistics on children with anxiety:

“Data and Statistics on Children’s Mental Health.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 22 Mar. 2021, www.cdc.gov/childrensmentalhealth/data.html.

This is from the CDC. Reputable as it is a government source. The page goes into detail about the statistics behind kids with mental health and anxiety. It is important to use to show how serious and widespread of an issue it is. References and mentions how it can affect the ways a child can learn. Also discusses how anxiety has statistically increased.

Annotated Bibliography Entry on Anxiety Developing in Childhood

I think this would be useful for my research paper as I will be discussing how anxiety has an adverse impact on students. It may be useful to talk about how it develops early on in a lot of cases.

Kagan, Jerome, and Nancy Snidman. “Early Childhood Predictors of Adult Anxiety Disorders.” Biological Psychiatry, Elsevier, 2 Dec. 1999, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006322399001377.

This scholarly article is critical in understanding how certain factors can influence anxiety in children. It specifically goes into temperamental bias and how it can affect a certain amount of children. It further goes into how it can continue on into adulthood. This source is important in the foundation of understanding anxiety and where it comes from. To be used in my paper as the building block of a topic. Authors associated with Harvard University.

What I Learned from TradeMark Gunderson’s Presentation

I really enjoyed TradeMark’s presentation as I found him to be very enjoyable and he seemed to be passionate about copyright as a whole. He challenged my thinking from him telling me that copyright is a tool to allow for people to use other’s creative works in a legal and respectful way for everyone. Through his story of how he has ran into issues with copyright in the past with his music was eye opening for me as I saw how it is important to respect other’s artistic creations. I also checked out his website that he showed us a link to, and was interested in his music. I saw how copyright allows for him to make fair use of other’s music and to remix it. Going through my academic career in the future, if I take another art class or have an assignment that involves copyright, I am more aware of how to approach it.

One Potential Source for Annotated Bibliography

I believe this will be a good source for one of my reasons that anxiety is detrimental to students, as treatment methods are widely used which implies the necessity of addressing the problem. The annotated bibliography entry is below:

McLoone, Jordana, et al. “Treating Anxiety Disorders in a School Setting.” Education and Treatment of Children, vol. 29, no. 2, 2006, pp. 219–242. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/42899883. Accessed 7 Apr. 2021.

This was written by Jordana McLoone, Jennifer L. Hudson, and Ronald M. Rapee. It was published by West Virginia University. The scholarly article aims to assess how anxiety can play a role in the growth of students through schooling. It is for a wide audience and has been cited many times. Many treatments and ways to stop anxiety from emerging are discussed. Scholarly article that provides important factual information for topics.

Blog Post Regarding Laura’s Presentation

Through Laura’s presentation, I realized just how much technology is evolving. Through her work at Miami and her description of it, I see the necessity behind making technology accessible for students. Not everyone has the same circumstances and it’s important to give everyone a fair chance. She also showed how technology can be intertwined and used in so many different ways to solve problems, and in her case it was how it has been used to solve murders. However, I see how I can use many different sources and resources to learn more about campus here at OSU (Like Google Earth / Street View), and my larger knowledge and perspective on using technology to a greater extent.

Interview Answers from my Grandpa Richard Cole (A Former Family Doctor)

Here are his answers to my questions regarding anxiety and academia (Answers in bold):

  1. Did you ever come across students in college who had anxiety? Yes. All the time.
  2. Did you see an increase in patients who had anxiety, potentially indicating school has become more stressful, as you went through your career? Yes. As I progressed through my career I noticed an increase in students that came in with anxiety related to school.
  3. What are some ways anxiety can have an impact on a student’s performance? No really positive signs, many times you’ll see students who start skipping classes, kids that don’t want to go home because home is a source of anxiety, drug usage increases, all this can lead to financial problems and results in decreased performance in school.
  4. How can anxiety affect sleep schedules? Sleep is dependent on so many things. If a student is anxious about grades, they can and will stay up too late studying due to anxiety. Many bad hormones can be a result of a bad sleep schedule.
  5. How can anxiety affect eating schedules? Anxiety can cause major appetite loss on one end, and on the other it can cause one to eat too much which will have an affect on the normal processes of the body.
  6. Can anxiety affect how someone thinks logically? Anxiety can affect any way you deal with the brain. It forces one to make decisions they might not have otherwise made if it hadn’t been for anxiety. 
  7. How can anxiety have an impact on the relationships one has with another person? Yes. This is a major implication of anxiety, as it can be detrimental to how a person interacts with others on a daily basis.
  8. Can anxiety ever be potentially beneficial to someone academically? Yes indeed it can, it can cause a person to be ultra worried about their school, and to be worried about eating exactly right, and staying on a schedule. 
  9. Would you say anxiety traditionally has a more detrimental or beneficial impact on a student? Much more detrimentally. 
  10. What are some of the best ways for a student to deal with anxiety? A critical way is for students to seek out counselling. Colleges and schools nowadays are seeing the importance of this.

Ten Questions for Interviewee:

I am going to add on another interviewee to add another, more scholarly approach to procrastination.

My questions relate to my grandpa’s experience being a certified D.O Family Doctor:

  1. Did you ever come across students in college who had anxiety?
  2. Did you see an increase in patients who had anxiety, potentially indicating school has become more stressful, as you went through your career?
  3. What are some ways anxiety can have an impact on a student’s performance?
  4. How can anxiety affect sleep schedules?
  5. How can anxiety affect eating schedules?
  6. Can anxiety affect how someone thinks logically?
  7. How can anxiety have an impact on the relationships one has with another person?
  8. Can anxiety ever be potentially beneficial to someone academically?
  9. Would you say anxiety traditionally has a more detrimental or beneficial impact on a student?
  10. What are some of the best ways for a student to deal with anxiety?

Expert Interview: Who I Plan on Interviewing

Regarding my topic in how anxiety can influence performance in academia, I realized that if I am going to argue that it occurs with everyone, not just college students, I must interview a more widespread group of people. My two people are as of right now:

  1. Emilio de la Rosa: A friend of mine majoring in Marketing here at OSU. I know him well, and that he is willing to answer questions regarding procrastination.
  2. My grandpa, who was a Board Certified Doctor in Family Medicine.