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Texting in Class = The New Doodling

Texting in class has surpassed doodling, daydreaming, napping and note-passing. I guess this isn’t so surprising, it’s the same old problem, just a different medium. Anyone else have that professor that would say funny stuff like “Laugh all you want, you’re the one paying to fail this class” when he’d catch you not paying attention?

It’s no surprise that high school and college students are obsessive texters. What alarms Wilkes psychology professors Deborah Tindell and Robert Bohlander is how rampant the practice has become during class: Their recent study shows that texting at the school has surpassed doodling, daydreaming and note-passing to become the top classroom distraction.


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