Technology: A detriment to students’ productivity

In the editorial on Aug. 29, “Best learning for students today relies on technology in moderation,” the author, Charles Tabb, explains how technology can be used to help students as well as distract students. Technology leads to unnecessary multitasking, which can affect the grades of students.

In college, we as students are forced to multitask in order to keep up with everything that needs to be done, although when multitasking, every task does not get the full attention that it requires.

Therefore, the task may not be completed with the best quality. In order to complete tasks most efficiently, students should only multitask when absolutely necessary.

Students can be found multitasking at times when it is uneccesary, such as in class. In class, we can be found taking notes, browsing Facebook and texting simultaneously, which does not allow us to fully obtain all that is being taught in class.

One of the biggest class distractions is the computer. The computer allows students to do so many things outside of what we need to focus on in class; therefore, most classes should not allow students to bring in laptops.

Laptops are distracting to the user as well as people around them. I have found myself many times intrigued by what someone else is doing on their computer. Prohibiting students from bringing laptops to class would help lessen the time that we multitask, especially unnecessary multitasking.

Amanda Green-Costello,

senior in LAS