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1 Densen, Rebecca Densen October 22, 2011 ENG201_G1 Soma S. Feldmar Multitasking, or Distracting? The Argument: In this paper I plan on arguing that using social networking sites while doing work or while in class is not multitasking it is distracting. Teachers have been debating whether allowing students to use their laptops during class for reasons other than class work is a bad idea or not. My research will demonstrate how is it a bad idea. My research will also show how doing any work whether in class or not with other sites opened on your computer is a distraction. Many argue it is multitasking and that multitasking is a new skill that is being developed more frequently by students today due to technology. I will prove that it is not multitasking, it is distracting. Research Questions: 1. (a) Is there really such thing as multitasking, or is it just an illusion? (b) What are the arguments for and against the existence of multitasking? 2. (a) What is the definition of multitasking? (b) What is the definition of a distraction? 3. How many students on average multitask while doing work? 4. Why do students have other sites open during class, or while doing work? 5. (a) What types of sites do students usually have open during class, or while doing work? (b) Is there one particular type of site that is the usual cause of the distraction/multitasking? 6. (a) Who is the most likely to attempt to multitask? (b) Is it just students who attempt this? 7. What effect does the attempted multitasking have on grades? 8. How can teachers tell when a student is multitasking on/distracted by their computer?
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2 9. (a) What are the arguments for and against calling other sites being opened multitasking? (b) What are the arguments for and against calling other sites being open a distraction? 10. Who would call this multitasking and who would call it a distraction?
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