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In a new study from the University of Georgia, researchers found that the time high schoolers spend on so-called enrichment activities–including tutoring, sports, school clubs and even homework–is negatively affecting their mental health. The study also found that any additional enrichment activities are unlikely to benefit students academically. While the ideal number of study hours will vary student by student, researchers found that adding more enrichment activities is unlikely to benefit students. Many people think additional study time or tutoring will lead to better test scores and grades, but this research shows that students are already at their limit. Any more “enrichment” will have negative returns.

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