What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Multitasking

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Multitasking- you are doing it wrong Multitasking- the art of polluting many things at once. This one sentence describes and introduces the main idea of Alina Tugend’s report. Multitasking is so part of our everyday life that we forget to realize that it makes us lose focus and efficiency. “Multitasking can make you lose …um …focus” is a report written by Alina Tugend published in the New York Times in 2008. In the report, “multitasking can make you lose... um … focus” Alina Tugend, reminds her audience that multitasking does not simply work. Alina Tugend is effective in using logos and ethos by building up her credibility and making use of many facts and statistics to persuade her readers that multitasking is ineffective and only increases levels of anxiety and stress…show more content…
She then continues to talk about how multitasking is not recommendable. Alina Tugend speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of multitasking and how people since the 1990’s became extremely dependent to it. An example of an advantage of multitasking is listening to music while writing a paper or working on analytical problems, the music can make you more creative as you use more than one cognitive functions. However, most consequences are disadvantages because you do not give all your focus and attention on one specific task while multitasking. Throughout her research, she realizes that we, as human, do not simultaneously do activities but switch between two activities, which make multitasking actually multishifting. She then comes to the conclusion that multitasking seems more fun, but only increases our levels of anxiety and

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