Academic Success

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Academic Success

Proper time management and maintaining a healthy life-style are important factors in achieving academic excellence. The body needs to be at its best to perform better academically. Important ways of keeping a healthy life-style is to get the proper amount of sleep and obtaining a good diet. What you eat can have a positive or negative outcome on test scores, and how much you sleep can also have a positive or negative effect on test scores. Keeping your body healthy and having proper time management leads to academic success.
The amount of sleep a teenager gets correlates with how they do in the classroom. Multiple studies show that around seven hours is the recommended number of hours of sleep a teen should get each night.
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The graph above shows the correlation between the different diets of the Chilean students and their performance in language, math, and their GPA. The data shows that the students who had an unhealthy diet had poor academic performance, and the students with the healthy diet proved to have the greatest academic success. The averages scores of language, math, and GPA all increased with the better diet. These results can be found more common in countries that do not have the proper nutrition that other more developed countries have, but it still proves that a healthier diet can lead to academic excellence (Fig 2).
Time management is also important in achieving academic success. A college student must balance out the time studying for each class in addition to attending club meetings, extra-curricular activities, or playing on a sports team. If these events are not balanced out, then it can become more difficult to achieve academic excellence. Time management is how well a person can accomplish a specific task while effectively using time as a guide throughout the process. It also is the awareness of the time spent on the activity, as well as the
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