Assignment 3 Video Essay Garvey

College Student Studying in Library --- Image by © Peter M. Fisher/Corbis

College Student Studying in Library — Image by © Peter M. Fisher/Corbis

Do Students Really Study?

Is it possible for a student to get a good night sleep and finish their homework with all the distractions around them? According to NBC News even when on “best behavior” students can’t concentrate on homework for more than 2 minutes because of distractions. You can see in the opening shot of the story, a student begins working on homework but ultimately doesn’t finish it because of all of the distractions of having roommates, technology, and a short attention span. Students juggle with trying to multitask activities end up giving up because of their short attention spans, and then move onto the next task.

Roommates can often be common distractions for students. Especially in this case, when there are multiple girls living in the residence. Technology distractions are some of the most common as well. A study found that people who are distracted by technology are score 20 percent lower on a standard cognition test. This patten keeps continuing for our generation. According to Gloria Mark at the University of Illinois California Irvine, says office workers only get 11 continuous minutes to work on a task before interruption. This video perfectly displays how distractions cause students to not complete work, and go to bed without completing work

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