Words of Wisdom:

"Be who you are not who you want to be" - Diane

Big Distraction

  • Date Submitted: 03/13/2014 07:57 PM
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Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz, the phone in the pocket of a student was vibrating up a storm as time was running out to finish the calculus exam. Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz, Bzzzzz, the vibrating continued, and the students that heard the vibrations began to look back and forth from their own tests to the other student’s thinking can he just look at it so it stops vibrating? When the student finally does reach into his pocket a sigh of relief escapes the others around him. The student reads the text and with no hesitation begins to reply. After texting a novella and putting the phone back, he continued with the exam. Then the bell finally rings and time was up. Other classmates noticed that the same student whose phone had gone off was not done with his test and rushed to bubble in the last answers on his scantron and write some numbers for the last free response questions. This is a prior experience of a student that proves that in today’s society the use of technology has risen to the point of addiction. Resulting in the conclusion that technology is more of a hindrance on academic success rather than being beneficial.
Technology has been the driving force of this generation. The use of technology has increased to the point of addiction. Online databases show that there has been a dramatic increase in the use of the all forms of technology. One example is that 75 percent of teens between the ages of 12 and 17 now have cell phones, up from 45 percent in 2004. Based on this change a conclusion can be made. The conclusion being, the use of the phones has changed along with the increase in phone use in teens. For instance, social networking is a huge application that young adults use on their smart phones. One statistic that proves this is: 73% use social networking sites, mostly Facebook – 50% more than three years ago. These statistics show how technology has changed the priorities of all teens across the United States. Identifying these huge changes in percentages and statistics...

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