Staying Focused During Finals

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Both finals and Winter Break are right around the corner.  For most Georgia Tech students, this means that focus is at a minimum when it needs to be at a maximum. It’s crunch time as professors try to fit everything in before the end of the semester, but in the midst of schoolwork, dreading finals, and anticipating a break, how can students stay focused?

Research data from the Office of Institutional Research and Planning shows that Georgia Tech students who frequently visit the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) have higher GPAs and are more likely to return to Georgia Tech the following year. While there are a number of influential factors in the academic performance of our students, data analysis indicates “that the difference in retention rates are not due to chance alone – frequency of CRC visits does play a role.”  For many students, finals can make or break one’s grade in a class, and the CRC is an excellent focus booster during such an important time of the semester. 

Whether students come to play basketball with friends, reach a new personal best on the track, or relax in the pool, the CRC offers an environment that meets the physical, emotional, and social needs of our students, which are important to maintain in an academically rigorous atmosphere.

As the report concluded, “The Campus Recreation Center is a resource that, when fully utilized, enables the Georgia Tech community, particularly its students, to practice healthy behavior.”  Going beyond the outstanding education that Georgia Tech offers, regular use of the CRC provides many additional benefits that are important to developing a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

All classes are FREE during Finals Week for CRC members – click here to view the schedule. Encourage your student to utilize the CRC in preparation for their finals– their focus will increase, and the studies show that their GPA’s will appreciate it!


  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created By: Sara Warner
  • Created: 11/26/2014
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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