Could You Do Without Technology?

Technology is more important in students’ lives than ever before.  From e-mail to text messages to video blogs, students are more connected to the world than in the past– even when on-the-go.

That’s why it’s no surprise I had a professor who used to e-mail us just 2 hours before class time to add articles to that day’s reading list. He knew we would be attached to our laptops and smartphones, so there was really no excuse for being unprepared.  I would frantically check my email right before class to make sure I completed each task– last minute or not.

And I guess I’m not alone.  According to a recent survey of 500 American college students, 38% admitted to checking their laptops, smart phones, and other devices every 10 minutes. The same survey found that 73% of students rely on technology to help them study.

I can say without a doubt that I (and my professor’s last minute requests) contributed to these statistics in college. Do you fall into one of these categories? Which piece of technology are you most reliant on?


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Popular Articles
9 Mindless Games to Play for Stress Relief

9 Mindless Games to Play for Stress Relief

After a long day of classes, projects and exams, do you ever find that it's hard to unwind from all that mental clutter you've just accumulated? Read More…
The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks

The Ultimate List of Dorm Room Hacks

Making the move from your home to a dorm room is a big adjustment. Your kitchen is suddenly just a mini fridge and microwave, and your bedroom Read More…
Study Tips

Study Tips

“I couldn’t tell you what I learned from school, but I could tell you a story or two.” Okay, so maybe Asher Roth couldn’t tell you Read More…
5 Goals to Make at Your Internship

5 Goals to Make at Your Internship

Internship season is officially here. Whether you're getting your hands-on experience at a bustling start-up or diving right in at a major corporation, you can bet Read More…
The College Juice © 2019