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    Multitasking is not what everyone thinks it means. The ability for one to multitask has been sought after by employers and college professors for decades. The narrative that the brain can actually perform more than one task at a time effectively is unfounded. In Alina Tugend’s “ Multitasking Can Make You Lose… Um… Focus” and Verna von Pfetten’s “Read This Story Without Distraction (Can You?), both authors in fact describe the limitations of the human mind can actually prevent one from effectively multitasking thus showing that monotasking, only performing a singular task at a time, is the future of time management. Due to limitations of the human mind and its cognitive processes, multitasking should be formally called “task-switching”(Pfetten…

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    The Results of Multitasking Everyone tries to multi-task at some point or another. Sometimes he/she succeeds and sometimes not. Most people believe that they are great multi-taskers, but that is not always so. In fact, in some instances trying to multi-task can put someone in a possibly dangerous situation. When can it be dangerous? For example, Texting or talking on a cellphone while driving can be very dangerous to do simultaneously. As featured in an issue of the Journal of Computers…

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    The Results of Multitasking Everyone tries to multi-task at some point or another. Sometimes he/she succeeds and sometimes not. Most people believe that they are great multi-taskers, but that is not always so. In fact, in some instances trying to multi-task can put someone in a possibly dangerous situation. When can it be dangerous? For example, Texting or talking on a cell phone while driving can be very dangerous to do simultaneously. As featured in an issue of the Journal of Computers…

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    One morning, not engaged in my English class in which I was currently in at the time. I saw a title to a report that struck me as something I could relate to one-hundred percent. The word in the title “multitasking” caught my attention. It is something I find myself doing all too often. Even now as I sit here at my laptop writing this essay. I have iTunes radio playing, responding to text messages, and checking my social media accounts every few minutes for new updates. While I have many things…

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    With the advent of technology people are partaking in “multitasking” more so than ever before. Multitasking has been used to explain how individuals process information when faced with multiple tasks such as doing homework and visiting Facebook. Traditionally, multitasking was considered the process of doing more than one thing at a time. With the growing body of literature in psychology and cognitive science (Salvucci & Taatgen, 2008; Taatgen, Juvina, Schipper, Borst & Martens, 2009), we can…

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    with my laptop or my phone, I thought I can keep track of what is happening in the video by listening to it, but the truth is that I cannot. According to the reading I read couple days ago, it’s called “Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior”, it talks about how our generation are great collaborators and multitaskers, and since we are raised with technologies around us, we expect speed in everything we do just with one click of search, it says that we are definitely the most impatient generation up…

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    Screen Technologies are evolving machines discovered by us humans. Technologies, especially now have created a big impact to how people live their everyday life because it provides everyone with another world with new perspective; which sometimes we forget to notice what we do have in our surroundings. In an article entitled, “The Multitasking Generation” written by Claudia Wallis, she talked about people being imprisoned by their devices that it hinders them from doing their task to the best…

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    In recent years, Psychology Today released an article in regards to the effectiveness of multitasking. Though the source of this particular article is not a scholarly one, the points addressed by the author are ones that are worth reading over and perhaps will inspire readers to delve deeper into the mechanics of the act of multitasking. The main theme of this article is that although multitasking seems like the best way to be productive in today’s fast paced society, it is actually nearly…

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    The term “Multitasking” is becoming a problem in today’s society. Multitasking refers to one person performing two or more task simultaneously. People do not realize that when you are performing two or more task simultaneously, you’re not getting the full input on both tasks that you are performing 100 percent. Research shows we have a left side and right side to our brain and when combining more then one task at a time into the brain, can lead to physical and mental effects. Multitasking drains…

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    Introduction Lord Stanhope’s letter illustrates the longstanding concerns about multitasking. Even the earliest education journals studied the issue of distractibility and spreading attention too thinly (Bailey, 1889; Denio, 1897; Henderson, Crews, & Barlow, 1945; Poyntz, 1933). With digital technology, not only has the issue persisted, there are concerns that the impact on learning is even greater than before (Bowman, Levine, Waite, & Gendron, 2010; Fox, Rosen, & Crawford, 2009; Levine, Waite,…

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