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Day in, Day out we all start our day doing more than one thing at a time. The morning starts with ironing our clothes while we listen to the news, delegating tasks to our family members to get our day going in what we call a productive manner, or better yet, “killing two birds with one stone.” We are all guilty of some form of multi-tasking. The article written by Alina Tugend gives an outlook on the art of multi-tasking and the effects.

Reading the article the author wants us to think about how often we are multi-tasking without being aware of it. She wants us to think about the effects this has on our daily activities. Recognizing that multi-tasking is not doing more than one thing productively, but shifting focus which may not be beneficial to us. How hard it is to return to the task at hand, it delays our attention to detail causing us to be less productive. Multitasking can be a distraction causing injury and harm mentally and physically.

The information given in the essay is to be used to identify a problem that we as an audience are unaware of. The article gives information to be considered, with supportive information following. She wants us to use the information to make changes to our daily activities. The intended audience is everyone, anyone guilty of utilizing more than one body function at a time to produce a greater outcome as a result. The author made the assumption that we are all guilty of multi-tasking. That today’s society can only operate while doing several things, that we are all unaware of it as being a problem. Trying to multitask will affect everyone the same. The author has identified various things we do on a daily basis and combined them with what individuals are able to put together, ex: walking and texting. She has drawn her opinion on a large number of people not specific to one race, gender, or age group. Everyone has been included is this unconscious event, what some consider to be a skill mastered. Politics...
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