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Wednesday, January 19 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Correlation Or Causation (BMI and GPA)

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Students in today’s academic world are put into a highly competitive educational environment. Meaning that they are put under a variety of stress, which depends on their academic goals, and in turn, students must work hard in order to achieve them. GPA’s are one of the many determining factors of a young scholar’s future, as well as the PSAT. These are different ways to measure academic success. When measuring physical health, common tests are the fitness gram or BMI indicator tests. Whereas GPA’s take into account the number of AP classes a scholar takes and the overall grades a scholar has; the BMI or body mass indicator is a measure of height and weight which also takes into account a persons age. While GPA’s and PSAT scores can measure a person’s academic ability, the BMI measures physical health. Concluding the experiment, I’ve found that a student’s GPA doesn’t nessisarly affect their health, but rather the amount of stain the student is put under. Meaning that students with the most amount of time on academic activities had the least amount of sleep and the lowest hours of activity, and this is what caused their BMI’s to be not average. (look to the analysis for a further evaluation of the data.


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Wednesday January 19, 2011 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Glass Oaks Main Floor - Side Wing