Unformatted text preview: "Students Using Laptops in Class Do Worse on Tests" Read the Article Lovett, Haley A. “Students Using Laptops in Class Do Worse on Tests.” Dulcinea Media, Inc. (2011): n. page. Web. 7 Nov. 2011. <http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2009/march/Stud ents-Using-Laptops-in-Class-Do-Worse-on-Tests.html>. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news/education/2009/march/Students-Using-Laptops-in- Class-Do-Worse-on-Tests.html Summary: In this article Lovett discussed how laptops in the classroom could be a distraction and an annoyance. It also lowered one class’ grades by 11%. After this information was shared with a class the number of students who used laptops in class lessened, and those students saw an increase in their grades. Lovett showed a study in the article shows that it takes twice as long to do more than one task at once than it would to focus on a single task. Multitasking also increases more than one task at once than it would to focus on a single task....
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Recny during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
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