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Rebecca Densen Soma S. Feldmar English 201 November 6, 2011 Multitasking or Distracting Research: An Annotated Bibliography My topic is multitasking using the Internet during class and while doing schoolwork. I will be arguing that multitasking while trying to do academic related tasks is not productive. I will show that it uses more time and is distracting. This will ultimately lead up to the debate of laptops in the classroom which I believe can work but only if used properly. I will show how multitasking between non-academic related sites and academic tasks can hurt one academically. Watkins, S. Craig. ""May I Have Your Attention?": The Consequences of Anytime, Anywhere Technology." The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social-network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future . Boston: Beacon, 2009. 171-91. Print. The chapter “”May I Have Your Attention?”: The Consequences of Anytime, Anywhere Technology,” in the book, The Young and the Digital , by S. Craig Watkins, gives insight into the distractions of technology. This chapter describes how the allowance of different forms of technology in schools has changed overtime. The author went and talked to several principals and teachers to find out their opinion on their students having different personal media devices on them during class. He discusses the different technologies students are distracted by in high school and college. He says how the main one in college is different aspect of the Internet like Facebook and YouTube. Watkins goes on to discuss the experiences he has personally observed of this in his own class and other classes he has sat in on. He says although there are benefits to technology in rooms if not used properly they can be serious consequences. This chapter shows that often times students can be extremely distracted by forms of technology like a cell phone or a laptop. This is especially true with the addiction many have with being connected on sites like Facebook, all the time. This causes students to become distracted enough to not be fully mentally there to the class topic at hand. Even many student admit to this. In my paper to state that multi-tasking while using the Internet to do academic work is not beneficial I will use this chapter of the book in many different ways. I will use this to show that there are many students that do this and that it is frequent to have sites like Facebook and Youtube opened instead of paying attention to the class. I will use various quotes to convey this including “ Some observers believe that the hyperkinetic, always-on environment in which we live makes it net to impossible to maintain focus for extended periods of time Dr. Edward Hallowell a psychiatrist who specializes in ADD subscribes to this view” (Watkins, 186). He then goes on to talk about ADT, which is environmental, and how it explains why we multitask and how it is more distracting that helpful, I will use a lot of this in my paper as well. 1
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Recny during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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