Mohammed Alaenazi "Mody" Summary-Analysis ENGH 121-Ac5 1November 2013

In her essay "The Myth of Multitasking," editor Christine Rosen emphasizes, unlike the past, the evolution of multitasking with technology has affected people to use it as a "Skill, " in the current days. On the other hand, she believes that the impacts of multitasking cause a Serious danger for people's brains. Furthermore, Rosen describes the process in our brain when we are trying to multitask. Rosen argues that multitasking is shifting the ability in our brains to react in a negative way , while we are learning and behaving. Rosen also reports that multitasking is a distraction for us being able to focus on one thing at a time, and result of that workplace/children will be less effective in what they are doing. Christine Rosen's article is convincing because she uses scientific experts to support her ideas with a variety of evidence, she also considers both sides of the argument. In addition, she explains the scientific facts in a considerate way to make it easier for everyone to understand.

First of all, she did very well by supporting her ideas with many different sources such as: psychologist, psychiatry, and neurologist. For instance, she gave evidence from psychologist Linda Stone who reports that "{u]sing mobile computing power and the Internet, we are ―constantly scanning for opportunities and staying on top of contacts, events, and activities in an effort to miss nothing"" (p. 106). Stone shows the effects of how the workers do their jobs because they are extremely distracted by doing more than one thing at a time in

their devices. Next Rosen gives another piece of evidence from psychiatry Hewlett Packard from the University of London, discovered that," [w]orkers distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a fall in IQ more than twice that found in marijuana smokers" (p. 106). The research shows how seriously can multitasking affects workers effectiveness in their working rate. Afterwards, she supports her other point with a different source, neurologist Jordan Grafman. Grafman complains: "Kids that are instant messaging while doing homework, playing games online and watching TV, I predict, aren’t going to do well in the long run" (P 108). Grafman envisions that in the future children will not do very well in the school if they keep multitasking while studying.

Secondly, Rosen has argued both sides in order to compares and contrasts each side. She gives overview of the positivity of multitasking, as psychologist David Meyer claim: "adaptive executive control, " (P. 107) which leads to "schedules task processes appropriately to obey instructions about their relative priorities and serial order" (P. 107). In fact, he is the only one who thinks it's true, actually his research shows: "Multitasking contributes to the release of stress hormones and adrenaline, which can cause long-term health problems if not controlled, and contributes to the loss of short-term memory" (P. 107). The research shows that people who multitask may have a bad counterproductive impact in their bodies. Afterward showing both sides for the reader, Rosen is asserting that even though multitasking has a bright side, it's not supported will with any facts or proof. On the other hand, her search shows the opposite side from what he said. Furthermore, Rosen supports her argument with this evidence, and persuade the audience.

Last but not least, Rosen is explaining the scientific facts with considerate ways to make it easier for the audience to understand her ideas in simple way. Unlike many articles, Rosen spend a great deal of her time making her ideas "Evidence" understandable by making her ideas sampler for the reader to recognize it. Likewise, She has provided (brackets to explains spastically the details about what the evidence/facts means). As she describes the: "Task Switching that is, multitasking behavior—the flow of blood increases to a region of the frontal cortex called Bradman area 10" (P. 107). She explains it in the brackets how it is working " (The flow of blood to particular regions of the brain is taken as a proxy indication of activity in those regions)" (P. 107). By the same token, Rosen gives an example of William James, who has a fantasy idea about how our brain works, like he said "Compared our stream of thought to a river" (P. 109). After that, Rosen describes James idea from neurologists points of view (with simple way) "On the whole easy simple flowing predominates in it, the drift of things is with the pull of gravity, and effortless attention is the rule" (P. 109).

As has been mentioned, I find Rosen's arguments are cogent that she used many sources, and she compares and contrasts both sides, Moreover, she made her essay easier by facilitating our understanding of the scientific facts. Over all I agree with her that multitasking is not the best thing to do for workers and children. Lastly, Rosen's suggested for people to avoid multitasking and concentrate doing one thing at a time.

Reference

Rosen, C. (2008, November 20). The Myth of Multitasking.The New Atlantis. 20, 105110. Retrieved November 12, 2013, from http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-myth-of-multitasking

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Think more about what quotes/evidence to include I should looked more to find better evidence, but there a lot to chose from........
Credibility of author’s source information is evaluated (SaS) I used all the author’s words that he used more than one time.!

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Conclusion restates thesis in a different way Because I wrote a lot in the inro+3 body = I couldn't write more.. because I have already went over the limit of the words "800". Analysis of text distinguishes between personal beliefs and evidence (SaS)
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Paraphrasing changes words and sentence structure of original text and accurately reflects original idea and intention

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Tone is neutral and objective throughout I tried my best to be similar to her point of view in different way Reporting verbs accurately reflect original author’s tone and purpose I tried my best to be similar to her point of view in different way Clauses are correctly formed with correct/appropriate word choice (including prepositions and articles), word form (including verb tense and form), and word order. I had a lot of those in my 1+2 drift.. but I fixed most of them :) FINAL: you fixed quite a lot – well done. However, your word choice and word order is still developing, so please play close attention to your vocabulary choices. Sentences are correctly formed with no fragments or run-ons I had a lot of those in my 1+2 drift.. but I fixed most of them :) Spelling, punctuation (including commas for introductory phrases and nonessential elements), and capitalization are correct I had a lot of those in my 1+2 drift.. but I fixed most of them :) Evidence is cited correctly in text; includes full reference in APA style at the end Was there a volume number for the journal? yeah it's 20 :) Formatting of the reference still not according to APA

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m. Thesis statement addresses the effectiveness of the author’s argument

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z. Spelling, punctuation (including commas for introductory phrases and non-essential elements), and capitalization are correct aa. Evidence is cited correctly in text; includes full reference in APA style at the end

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