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    Achievement gap enhances academic performance among students

    Last week The New York Times featured a Snapchat story titled “The Achievement Gap.” The story spoke of students who took gap years in their college career, saying that students who do so tend to get better grades in college and “find more satisfying work afterward.” “The Achievement Gap” Snapchat story was based off of the article “Independence Days: My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year,” by Kyle DeNuccio, a freshmen who left the University of San Diego after his freshmen year to take a gap year. Gap years are defined as a set year of absence from an academic institution with an agreed return date. The most notable gap year taken…