Multitasking Persuasive Essay

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All right, you have to focus. No really you have to. You have been typing the same paragraph for the last five hours. Well, typing, texting your friends, watching movies, and eating. Sure, it seems like you are getting a lot done, but what about that paper? You probably could have had it completed by now if that was the only thing you were focusing on. Is all the multitasking even worth it at this point? Multitasking can be a good thing in some people’s eyes, but it can be deleterious to the task at hand, as Alina Tugend of the New York Times discusses in her article, “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus”. Multitasking is ineffective in the eyes of psychologists for the simple reason that our brains have to switch back and forth from task to task which can confuse the brain and actually take longer. Tugend talks about how we have become accustomed to multitasking. Our brains know no better and subconsciously our brains want to do another task regardless of if we are trying to focus on one thing or not. Some people’s brains have become so accustomed to this that in order for them not to…show more content…
Our generation faces many issues as the world has come to revolve around multitasking. Our generation is so technologically advanced, that people are basically more comfortable have a conversation through text or other non-verbal means, then actually having a face to face conversation with someone. People would rather have an electronic conversation so they can do other tasks while talking with others. A human’s brain cannot switch back and forth between two tasks effectively. Your brain starts thinking about one thing and when you switch to the other task, it must change its course. Multi-tasking is just switching back and forth between tasks at a rapid speed, it is doing multiple tasks at once, and our brains cannot do this in an effective
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