Pros And Cons Of Multitasking

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Gabrielle Cannon
Professor Matz
Research and Writing
10 September, 2017

Multitasking, Good or Bad?
Multitasking is something we all do. With lack of time and needing to get things done fast we often find ourselves doing more than one task at a time. As a college student I find myself multitasking a lot more than I’d like to admit, but it has become such a hard habit to break. Multitasking can often make us feel more productive, but it may not be as efficient as we would like to believe. Multitasking may be causing us more stress, it can be dangerous and cause us problems, and it may cause us to waste more time than we realize and cause us to produce low quality work. Why do we to multitask? A lot of things factor into why we choose to multitask. The combination of busy lives and lack of time cause us to do whatever we can to get things done as quickly and efficiently as possible, even if that means attempting to do more than one task at a time. Tugend states, “Although doing many things at the same time… can be a way of making tasks more fun and energizing” (725). We may feel like multitasking makes tasks easier to accomplish, but in reality it doesn’t
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Although that is not always the case with texting and driving. In Tugend’s report she incorporates a study done by the RAC foundation. This study looked at 17 drivers between the ages 17-24, and used a driving simulator to show how texting can affect driving. Following the simulation they had concluded that the reaction time for drivers who text is 35% slower than normal, which is slower than drivers under the influence. Texting and driving isn’t the only time we shouldn’t multitask. We should restrain from trying to combine tasks that both require full attention. When we try to multitask we cannot truly put the effort into the tasks that we need to, in order to get them

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