According to the studies they reviewed only 2 percent of us can multitask with any credibility.
Here's something I bet you didn't know - you will actually spend LESS time doing any set of activities if you do them one at a time AND that includes studying and homework.
Do you know that the majority of students spend over an average of 100 minutes per day on Facebook?! I know we like to stall as long as possible instead of actually studying, but that's almost two hours extra time spent "doing homework"!
AND...worst of all studies connect a correlation between dropping GPAs and increasing time spent on Facebook. The average non-Facebooker has a GPA of 3.82 while you Facebook junkies have an average GPA of 3.06. Yikes.
Not to mention Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram, Google+, etc., etc., etc.
Oh, and when you're finished looking to see what your "friends" are doing, how about texting?!
Students send an average of 97 texts per day. What? That extends your "homework" time even further.
As Visual Academy says, "It's one thing to be doing laundry and listening to music" it's something quite different to be reading your textbook, texting with your friends, looking at social media, and writing a paper. Why? For one reason it seems that those activities are all done with the same part of your brain.
What should you do? What do you think? Turn off your cellphone, shut down Facebook, and read your textbook and then write your paper. Do one thing at a time and you'll get done faster AND get better grades.
Do you have to fight off texting and social media when you study? What strategies would you suggest to your fellow students to resist the multitasking temptation?