Study: Later classes = lower grades

A new study suggests that college students who take 8 a.m. classes tend to get better grades than those who sleep in, the Washington Post reports. That might seem obvious: students who manage to show up for an early class are probably keeping saner hours, attending fewer parties and consuming fewer controlled substances than those who schedule around such inconveniences. Many a college student has discovered, over the course of four years, that no one is forcing anyone to take 8 a.m. classes and that, indeed, one can press on to a bachelor’s degree without having ever attended one. It is not uncommon to see students pushing toward ever-later classes– and ever-later nights–over the course of a college career, exercising a freedom they were cruelly denied in high school

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