Here is a scenario: You are at home writing a midterm paper for a class in college. You’re about half way through the second paragraph and didn’t even complete the last sentence you were writing. You get distracted in your mind wondering what all of your friends are doing and you go onto Facebook for a few moments. When you get back to your assignment you are kind of lost of where you were at because of most likely commenting on people’s post or writing your own about how you hate writing the paper.
Most college students are guilty of this scenario. The question is though are you guilty of always having Facebook, AIM, or other social networking sites up while in lecture or doing homework? Do you sometimes sign on and don’t even know why you did? You may want to be more careful because new studies show that Facebook lowers grades 20 percent. The study was done by a Netherlands psychologist Paul A. Kirschnera to figure out if younger people are more fluid multi-taskers but also found out that GPA drops also as in effect.
Remember that there is a huge difference between an A and a B grade. Keep in mind next time when you’re in a lecture or studying and doing homework to keep facebook away from your visual site and to not let it run your time when you can be doing more for your GPA. The “F” in Facebook could mean the “F” in school.