jueves, 3 de agosto de 2017

Shorter attention span, a problem for our students?

I’m going to write about the shorter students’ attention span. Everybody agrees that the internet and digital gadgets are making it harder for us to concentrate, and even more for younger people; but it is not the only one.

Imagen relacionadaThe average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird! Ok, let’s go. The average attention span for the notoriously ill-focused goldfish is nine seconds, but according to a new study from Microsoft Corp., people now generally lose concentration after eight seconds, highlighting the effects of an increasingly digitalized lifestyle on the brain, especially thanks to smartphones. On the positive side, the report says our ability to multitask has drastically improved in the mobile age.

According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer. What’s more, we spend a huge amount of time in front of screens. By the way, a decade ago it was easier to concentrate; it may be because there was a poor technology. Currently, spinners are more and more used by teenagers. They even use them while they are in classes. It has already produced several problems and accidents on younger people.

All in all, I think that if we wanted to concentrate, we would be able to do it. The attention span in students  may be due to a lack of commitment, because when they are doing something they don’t give as much importance as it has and it seems them harder, so they look for another way out and they always get involved in nonsense. 

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