Essay On Multitask

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Imagine a world where teens get more time to do homework, have less stress, and have higher grades. That is what it would be like if teens didn't multitask. All over the world teens think they can effectively multitask, but reality is they can not. Multitasking for teens is texting or listening to music while studying. Teens cannot effectively multitask because it takes them way more time to do their homework when they multitask, teenagers get lower grades due to sending dozen texts messages while studying, and their brains can’t fully focus on one task and/or they are not aware of their surroundings.
One reason why teenagers cannot effectively multitask is because their brain cannot focus on two tasks thus taking more time to do homework
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Due to multitasking teenagers score lower on tests and homework assignments. According to Russell Poldrack, “Even if you learn while multitasking ... you cannot retrieve the information as easily” (Poldrack). This quote help shows when teenagers “learn” while multitasking they cannot remember the information as easily and will score lower on a test or homework, thus drop their grade. What’s the point of studying if not remembering the new or old information as easy happens. The whole point of studying is to get better and to remember the information better. Collin Poitras writes in his article “Multitasking Increases Study Time, Lowers Grades” “In a survey that probed the multitasking habits of more than 350 college students, UConn researchers found that students who multitasked while doing homework had to study longer, and those who frequently multitasked in class had lower grades on average than their peers who multitasked less often” (Poitras). When teenagers say they can effectively multitask but it shows in their grades. When teens don't multitask they get higher grades. When it comes to studying and listening to music, teenagers will have a harder time focusing on it. What happens is that the youth start singing to their favorite jam and no new information can be comprehended. When it comes down to multitasking, it puts a negtive effect on teengers and their school work because they cannot effectivly
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