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Enhance your college life by limiting social media usage


Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Social media Web sites can play a big role in campus life at many colleges. When properly used, these sites allow account holders to make new friends and learn about clubs and activities at the school.

However, if students do not have the proper self-discipline, time spent browsing Facebook has the potential to cut into study time.

For instance, the writer of a recent editorial on HuffPost College explained that his son, currently in his first year of college, recently decided to shut down his Facebook account. Before he took this action, the student admitted to beginning many of his study sessions by logging into the social networking Web site. What was meant to be a quick check would often evolve into a huge waste of precious time.

As high school students prepare to transition to life at their chosen college or university, they may want to consider restricting their Facebook sessions - at least until they find a way to balance their school responsibilities with fun.

A 2009 study, conducted by an Ohio State University doctoral candidate, revealed that the grade point averages of 219 students who used Facebook were typically a full point lower than those of individuals who did not use the social media Web site. For the sake of your grades, it might be time to get offline and meet people the old-fashioned way. ADNFCR-16000756-ID-800530698-ADNFCR

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