Thursday, May 3, 2012
"Recently my research team observed nearly 300 middle school, high school and university students studying something important for a mere 15 minutes in their natural environments...
The results were startling. First, these students were only able to focus and stay on task for an average of three minutes at a time and nearly all of their distractions came from technology. [By the way, other researchers have found similar attention spans with computer programmers and medical students.] The major culprit: their smartphone and their laptop were providing constant interruptions...
One additional result stunned us: If they checked Facebook just once during the 15-minute study period they were worse students. It didn’t matter how many times they looked at Facebook; once was enough. "
Here is the full article : http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rewired-the-psychology-technology/201204/attention-alert-study-distraction-reveals-some-surpris
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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Every student has experienced some degree of procrastination at some point in their lives. Procrastination is the number one reason why my homework doesn't get done. This is likely true for a lot of people. For those of you who don't know, procrastination is when you put something off to the side thinking you will do it later but you never do. It's worse on weekends because on Friday no one wants to do work right when they come back from school. On Saturday you say you going to do it but it still never gets done. Sunday rolls around and you might get caught up in something.
at 6:33 PM