In “Multitasking Can Make You Lose...Um...Focus,” Alina Tugend examines the negative aspects and many disadvantages that occur through multitasking. Tugend begins by stating that multitasking is the norm for today’s fast paced society; however, in reality it is pulling focus from the task at hand. The author continues on to cite various researchers who express that the brain cannot simultaneously do two tasks at once and is actually just flipping back and forth between tasks rapidly. Although multitasking
Multitasking, helpful or harmful? In Alina Tugend’s “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus”, Tugend explores multitasking in several ways. Explaining how we as humans sacrifice focus “shifting focus from task to task gives illusion that we’re simultaneously tasking”. Also, how our brains react to operating and trying to do more than one task at once. Only one or two visual stimulants can activate our neurons at one particular time. Lastly, how we can recreate boundaries and cope with everyday life
Jeremy Hayes Kenya Thompkins ENC1101 11 September 2016 Extended Summary: “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus” In Alina Tugend’s article “Multitasking Can Make You Lose…Um…Focus,” the author discusses the dangers of attempting to multitask. Life in the twenty-first century tends to be fast paced which is one of the reasons why there is so much multitasking. Because we want everything fast, we try to get as many things accomplished in the shortest amount of time. According to “The Cost of Interrupted
Have you ever been typing an important essay while listening to music in the middle of a crowded, noisy classroom? Chances are that essay will be below par. You may think that you are able to focus and pay attention to the many things going on but according to the article “Multitasking can make you lose… Um… Focus” by Alina Tugend, multitasking can be detrimental to society because in some cases it is dangerous, it causes stress, causes you to lose focus, and is sometimes considered rude.
of the time multitasking is an illusion,you think you are multitasking,but in reality you’re actually wasting time switching from one task to another”Multitasking has negative effects.In fact,kids and adults can not last 10 minutes without checking their devices while multitasking and while students are doing work they need to concentrate more.Some people think multitasking can lead you to good things but the truth is multitasking makes you less productive and I am going to tell you why.
Is Multitasking Necessary? Does multitasking really help people get things done? According to Alina Tugend, a columnist for the New York Times and author of “Multitasking Can Make You Lose… Um… Focus” asserts that multitasking might seem to be saving time but, multitasking is actually causing people to be stressed and less efficient (725). As a result of multitasking, people overwork their mind and cannot focus on specific tasks at hand which puts people in a position of chaos. Multitasking serves
us because we are treating it as our number one source in our lives. We are relaying too much of our time with technology making us lose track of time leading us to multitask more than ever. Multitasking is one of our most common things we do in our daily basis, since a lot of us have busy lives. Due to multitasking, it causes your brain to make bad habits which can lead to stress and not accomplish well enough. This is a very negative habit to your brain because It is using different parts of your
Effects of Multitasking Multitasking is becoming very significant on the workplace to complete the task in less time. In fact, some people believe that multitasking saves time and can be done at all together. On the other hand, some people think that it is a distracting activity which leads to a lack of concentration. According to David Silverman, “In Defense of Multitasking”, multitasking is “crucial to survival in today’s workplace” (522). However, I do not agree because multitasking reduces productivity
believe that multitasking is becoming a required and helpful skill. Multitasking is actually a detrimental habit. Multitasking divides a person's concentration in order to attempt to complete multiple actions. Even though in the end the tasks are all finished, the quality of the finished task and the time required to finish all the tasks makes multitasking very inefficient. In addition, this division of concentration is causing many people to not pay attention. For most, multitasking is a disadvantageous
on the issues of students multitasking while studying. Whereas, multitasking is not a recent phenomenon, but it has grown dramatically and been debated by society. Conducting numerous tasks at one time, shifting gears from one to other while studying and doing homework has become frequent behavior among students. Many students are very proud of their multitasking competency. For instance, listening to music, watching TV, and texting while doing schoolwork. As parents you might wonder seeing your children