Student - 31 maart 2011

Alcohol lowers success rate in studying

Drinking and studying don't go well together. Alcohol consumption affects academic success even more than missing classes. Part-time jobs, watching television and internet also have less adverse impact.

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An American researcher has come up with these findings, reports the website 'Inside Higher Ed'. However, the researcher contends that the effects from alcohol are less for students involved in volunteer work or similar activities. 'These are not drinking less; they're drinking smarter', adds the researcher.
His findings are based on a survey of almost 14,000 first year students from 167 colleges and universities. Even students from top universities are affected. The drinkers among these always get good marks, but the researcher says that they have more in them.

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