Trent Kays of the Minnesota Daily argues here that gaming is a good way for college students to relieve stress.
Gaming has been often criticized for wasting people's time -- especially the time of busy students -- but Kays uses his own gaming experience to argue that video games can actually enhance how college students use their time. He says he plays video games for only about an hour each day, and that he believes he has more control when playing them than he does in real life. He does not making the connection between having control and removing stress, which seemed to weaken his argument. Yet he does effectively point out the contrast between a stressful student life and a relaxing video game experience.
Kays also seems to lack explanation later in his argument, when he says good video games can complement classroom learning. He says video games present complex problems for gamers to solve, but does not provide an example and explain why gaming enhances problem-solving skills. His argument, while well-organized, lacks depth and fails to convince the reader that video games are more beneficial than harmful to college students.