1. Miller, K., Danner, F., & Staten, R. (2008). Relationship of Work Hours With Selected Health Behaviors and Academic Progress Among a College Student Cohert. OR https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.3200/JACH.56.6.675-679?needAccess=true&
Background: Authors Miller, Danner, and Staten have gathered statistics from their experiment of 1,700 undergraduate students and surveys asking for their health behaviors and hours worked, and has provided information that proves students who work more than 20 hours a week have a harder time managing themselves.
How I Used It: I used a lot of information from this article because it it credible and provides many facts and statistics from the authors’ experiment. This is the main article that I used for my Categorical and Causal essay. Overall, I quoted and paraphrased a lot of information, and it helped me create my thesis statement.
2. Mounsey, R., Vandehey, M., & Diekhoff, G. (n.d.). Working and Non-Working Universoty Students: Anxiety, Depression, and Grade Point Average.
Background: This study shows the difference of mental health issues between 110 working and nonworking university students. The data analyses in this study precisely explains that there is no difference in the level of depression but there is a difference in the level of stress and anxiety for working college students. Also, it goes in depth about the reasons why and students choose to work and how it effects them.
How I Used It: I used this study to compare the different health behaviors between working and nonworking university students. I did not use much of this study in my essay, but it did give me more knowledge on my topic to gather enough information and form each essay.
3. Stauffer, R. (2018, August 28). College vs. Paycheck.
Background: This article by Stauffer provides a personal perspective of a working college student and what her opinion looks like. Reading this article is like reading inside the mind of an employed college student and understanding the struggles she went through when she was in college.
How I Used It: This article is my favorite and I used it in about every essay that I’ve written so far. Stauffer had many useful point of views and opinions in her article that quoted in my essay whenever I needed a strong view to back up my own so my audience can understand what I was saying.
4. Ezer, Z. (2017, March 30). Not Enough Hours in the Day: Work Study Students and Sleep.
Background: A few stories and opinions from university students are provided in the article that back up the authors text that students should only be working 20 hours or less per week. This article explains the struggle that students experience when they work too much and why they cannot get enough sleep, causing more stress.
How I Used It: I used this article for most of my definition essay and some of my causal essay. It helped me prove that there are cases where students suffer from lack of sleep due to the examples given from the article. It helped me prove to my audience that students do not get enough sleep because of their packed schedule. I also used this as a base point in my definition essay and referred back to it plenty of times.
5. Anthony P. Carnevale, G. U. C. on E. and the W. (2019, November 21). Working while in college might hurt students more than it helps.
Background: This article expresses how it may be more harmful for students, especially low-income students, to have a job more than being beneficial. Moreover, it mentions the grade point average of students who work more than 15 hours per week, and explains how the work experience students get from their jobs while in college does not always prepare them for a good job after graduation.
How I Used It: I did not use much of this article, but I did use one example from it, in my Causal essay, to prove that professional jobs require some type of experience , and without it, it is hard to be accepted for that job.
6. Caldwell, M. (2020, April 14). Here Is a List of Reasons for Working Your Way Through College.
Background: This article emphasizes the benefits of having a job while in college.
How I Used It: I used this article to rebuttal against in my Rebuttal essay. This author played as my opponent, trying to encourage students to get a job with no hesitation and without thinking, so I used some quotes and paraphrasing in my essay to explain that the author forgot to mention the downsides of having a job in college. I used this knowledge to explain to my audience why this author is wrong of omission.
7. Scott, E. (2019, April 12). Common Causes of Stress in College.
Background: This article lists and explains the common causes of stress within college students, but not one of those causes are because of employment.
How I Used It: I used this article for my Rebuttal essay when I simply searched the web for “causes of stress within college students,” to see if any articles mentioned that having a job while in college is the reason for students’ stress. However, there was no recognition given to those university students who work all the time and have mental health issues. I used this article to argue against in my Rebuttal essay to show my audience that working college students are not given enough recognition.
8. Powell, F. (2017, January 11). Weigh Whether to Work During College.
Background: The advantages and disadvantages of having a job while going to college full-time is explained in this article.
How I Used It: I used this article for my Causal essay to compare the benefits of having a job and not having a job while attending college. I did not use any quotes from this article but I did gather enough information to list my audience the benefits of having a job in a short “Yes, but…” sentence.
9. Scholastica, T. C. of S. (2018, May 21). Working while in college: Weighing the pros & cons.
Background: This article weighs the pros and cons of working while going to college full-time.
How I Used It: I did not use this article in my essays but I did compare it to another source that weighed the pros and cons of having a job while attending college full-time, which helped me gather enough information to write a couple sentences of my own without quoting.
10. Lucier, K. (2012, September 13). Consider Pros and Cons of Working in College.
Background: This article explains the pros and cons of working in college and came to conclusion that it is smart to get a job, but to restrict the number of hours a student should work per week.
How I Used It: I used this article to compare with my other sources to ensure that researchers are being accurate and to make sure that the advantages and disadvantages from other Pro/Con sources are being accurate. I did not necessarily use any quotes or paraphrasing from this article to use in my essays.
11. Reifman , A. (2011, October 1). Stress in College Students.
Background: Some key points from this article was what causes the stress in college students and how students usually cope with it. This article also provides many facts and quotes from other articles to back up their reasoning.
How I Used It: I used this article to help me write my Causal and Rebuttal essay by gathering information from it to ensure that my words were heading in the correct direction when I was writing. I did not use a quote or paraphrasing from this article in my essays.
12. Lauriello, S. (2019, January 25). The Real Reason Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Mental Health Treatment. Retrieved from https://www.health.com/condition/depression/anxiety-depression-college-university-students
Background: This article provides a story about a young college student who was suffering from anxiety due to her social life and classes. It goes into depth about why she was suffering the way she did and how she treated her mental health issue.
How I Used it: I used this article to compare the personal story of a young college female suffering from mental health issues to another personal story of a college female who struggled while working too many hours. I wanted to recognize the difference between a college student’s point of view who does not work and suffers from anxiety and a college student’s point of view who does work and struggles 24/7. I did not use any quoting from this article in my essay, I only used it to gain more knowledge on my topic and to notice both perspectives.
13. Perna, L. (n.d.). Understanding the Working College Student. Retrieved from https://www.aaup.org/article/understanding-working-college-student#.Xp-rSGhKhPZ
Background: This article gives a clear explanation of the working college student’s perspective, reasons why they work, what jobs are expecting of them along with how students cope with their packed schedule.
How I Used It: I used this article to build my knowledge on my topic and to continue with Causal and Rebuttal essays strongly. This article gave me a better understanding of points that I did not cover before in my essay, and it gave me clarification and more answers afterwards. I did not use any quotations or paraphrasing from this article in my essays.
Background: This study goes in depth about the increased pressure that college students experience due to finding a job, dealing with financial issues, being thrown into an issue they weren’t expecting like managing a busy schedule while dealing with mental health issues, and the health behaviors caused by social media. It explains a lot about why students get a job and what getting a job leads to.
How I Used It: This study provided me with plenty of information since they completed their own research on a very similar topic. I did use paraphrasing and quotes from this article in my Causal essay to assist me with proving why students get a job in the first place and to show that students who have low-income but have too high of income to receive enough financial aid are most likely to get a job.