Surprise! Students Are Much Better Off Without Laptops In Class

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Students use laptops in college to take notes, but they are a distraction.

Laptops are considered a must-have item among college students. Though a laptop can be crucial for work done outside the classroom, new research from Michigan State University indicates that laptops have no business being used in the actual classroom.

It turns out that when college kids bring their laptops to class, they are usually tempted to check their social media accounts and watch YouTube. A laptop with internet access is more distracting to college students than it is helpful. They may aim to bring the laptop to class to view online slides or take notes, but MSU scientists say that laptops do not actually enhance classroom learning. Reportedly, students spend up to one-third of the class period distracted when they bring a laptop to class.

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