Obviously alcohol is very prevalent in college, and a majority of students consume alcohol. However, students are still very concerned with their, so I wanted to see how alcohol affects student’s grades. I don’t think there is anything wrong with going out a few times a week and having a few drinks. As long as you are still studying and getting your work done it should be no problem. However, I still wanted to know if there was a correlation between grades and alcohol consumption.
An article written by Kristina Dell talked about an experiment don’t by Todd Wyatt on this topic. He surveyed 13,900 freshman and his results concluded that students who consume alcohol on average have lower gpa’s than students who do not consume alcohol. Also he states that alcohol consumption is the second biggest factor in predicting a student’s gpa, the first is time studying. This is a little bit alarming because there are a lot of other factors that I would assume to be higher such as time spent in class. This is a big shock, because I assumed there would be some sort of correlation that grades are lower, but I didn’t think it would be as big. Although student’s can drink alcohol and do very well, they may not be reaching their full potential, and this is intriguing based on the amount of students that do consume alcohol. Despite this study, I still think that consuming alcohol is fine as long as you are not getting blackout drunk, and as long as you still study a lot.