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  1. 1. The Effects of Marijuana and Alcohol on Academic Performance<br />
  2. 2. Marijuana<br />An illegal mind altering drug that can be smoked or eaten. It has been proven that after use one will experience short term memory loss and distorted thinking and problem solving<br />No large scale, valid study has ever proven marijuana has negative long term effects on the brain<br />
  3. 3. Alcohol<br />Also classified as a drug<br />Alcohol depresses the central nervous system and causes various effects based on the amount consumed<br />After the short term effects wear off, it has been proven that there is damage to parts of the brain associated with physical conditioning and learning<br />
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  5. 5. “Super High Me”<br /><ul><li>S.A.T. score increased by 5%
  6. 6. It was noted by the examiners that his verbal skills had decreased, but his mathematical skill had significantly increases</li></li></ul><li>Survey Of Loyola University<br />Weak negative correlation between marijuana consumed per month and current GPA (r= -0.27)<br />Weak negative correlation between alcohol consumed per month and current GPA (r= -0.31)<br />Positive correlation between marijuana consumed and classes skipped (r=0.328)<br />
  7. 7. Hypothesis<br />Weak negative correlation between the frequencies of drinking and smoking and students averages, math and English marks<br />Students who drink or smoke will feel a decrease in initiative and a significant relief of stress. <br />Students who smoke or drink will be involved in the same amount of extracurricular activities, but will skip more classes in a month. <br />There is no significant difference between the effects of alcohol on academic performance, and the effects of marijuana<br />
  8. 8. Basic Statistics<br />91% of grade 12 students drink alcohol<br /><ul><li>74% of grade 12 students smoke marijuana
  9. 9. 26% of students stated they drink daily
  10. 10. 15% of students stated they smoke daily</li></li></ul><li>Averages<br />Alcohol (r= -0.219)<br />Marijuana (r= -0.196)<br />
  11. 11. English Marks<br />Alcohol (r= -0.32)<br />Marijuana (r= -0.323)<br />
  12. 12. Math Marks<br />Alcohol (r= -0.311) <br />Marijuana (r= -0.127)<br />
  13. 13. Classes Skipped in a Month<br />Alcohol (r= 0.54)<br />Marijuana (r= 0.518)<br />
  14. 14. Hours Spent in Extra Curricular Activities Compared to Frequency of Smoking (r= 0.46)<br />
  15. 15. Initiative<br />Alcohol (r= 0.39)<br />Marijuana (r= 0.35)<br />(Scale of 1 to 10, 1 being significantly increases initiative and 10 being significantly decreases initiative)<br />
  16. 16. Conclusions<br />The more one smokes or drinks the lower their marks tend to be<br />The more one smokes the more hours they tend to be spend in extracurricular activities<br />The more one smokes or drinks, the more classes they tend to skip in a month<br />The more one smokes or drinks the more it decreases their initiative<br />
  17. 17. Alcohol had a more significant negative impact on averages, math marks, classes skipped, and initiative<br />