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Alcohol Consumption Affects Your GPA

posted Apr 5, 2011, 6:46 PM by Stephany F.   [ updated Apr 6, 2011, 10:19 AM ]
A new study shows that alcohol consumption is one of the best predictors of college grades. In fact, it suggests students' grades directly correlate to the amount of time they spend getting their drink on. The more time you spend drinking, the lower your grades. Even those who do get good grades and spend a significant time drinking could get even better grades if they spent less time drinking.

This probably doesn't come across as much of a surprise to most college students. However, according to Daily Beast, the study also suggests that the amount of time spent on Facebook and social media websites does not negatively correlate with students' GPAs. What? We can't blame our bad grades on Facebook anymore?

The study also found college students are studying much less than they ever did before. In fact, in the 1960's, college students studied on average 24 hours a week. Now, students only spend 7.25 hours studying a week on average.  So the next time you complain to your parents about how much you need to study, just remember that they probably studied almost four times the amount you do when they were in college.

By: CG Staff | Source: Daily Beast | Image: Source