Distraction In Electronics

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Students spend way too much time on their cell phones and other electronics during class: “Digital distraction is an issue involving an overwhelming amount of college students, with more than 90 percent of students admitting to using their cell phones, laptops and other devices for recreational purposes during class time” (Study: 86 Percent of College Students). Many students become distracted when they have their electronics or cell phones with them in class. They become unfocused, making it harder to perform well on exams. Another set back with having electronic devices in class is that they cost a lot more money than just having regular textbooks. Electronics are not always a good thing to have in classrooms because they can cause students…show more content…
Students have become so dependent on their devices: “‘[...] low-achieving students are more likely to be distracted by the presence of mobile phones while high achievers can focus in the classroom regardless of the mobile phone policy,’ according to the study” (Tlumacki). In the classroom, students will hear or feel their phones vibrate or ring. Students will pull their phones out to see if someone needed them, but they end spending more time than they should on their electronic devices. Students can very easily become distracted by their devices and it takes their attention away from the teachers. It has been said that “[s]tudents check their phones and other digital devices in class more than 11 times a day on average, according to the survey of 675 students in 26 states” (Digital distraction in class). When students check their phones, they get distracted from class. Class should be for learning. Students should not be checking their phones for texts or other notifications on social media. Furthermore, electronics can take attention away from the teacher and take time away from learning in the classroom. Students spend extreme amounts of time on digital devices throughout college: “During the typical four years they’re in college classrooms, the average student may be distracted for two-thirds of a school year” (Digital distraction in class). Having electronics accessible in the classroom clearly causes distractions. An average college student spending that much time on their electronics is losing a lot of valuable education time they could be getting. As the article by Reed stated, ”Students in the study estimated that, on average, they spent 20 percent of their classroom time using digital devices for activities unrelated to class—mostly text messaging but also emailing, web-surfing, checking social media and even playing games.” When students pull their electronic
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