Why are students easily distracted in class? Here are the top 5 reasons

By Maressica Sawyer, Staff Writer

 Freshman William McDonald (middle left)  looks back at freshman Danielle Berry (middle).

Freshman William McDonald (middle left)  looks back at freshman Danielle Berry (middle).

1. Friends

Having friends in your classes is distracting because class turns into a hang out session.

 Freshman Eddie Studyvance (right) takes a phone call during class.

Freshman Eddie Studyvance (right) takes a phone call during class.

2. Phones

Whether you take phone calls secretly or text non-stop, these small devices take all your attention. 

 

 Freshman Danielle Berry (front seat, middle row)  takes pictures on her computer with freshman Rodney Walton (back seat, middle row) and distracts freshman Sarah Sealey (second seat, right row).

Freshman Danielle Berry (front seat, middle row)  takes pictures on her computer with freshman Rodney Walton (back seat, middle row) and distracts freshman Sarah Sealey (second seat, right row).

3. Other people's computers

Funny pictures, videos, games, taking group pictures, etc. The big screen can grab everyone’s attention around you. 

 Freshman Danielle Berry (bottom right) sits on her computer in class.

Freshman Danielle Berry (bottom right) sits on her computer in class.

4. Computers

So many tabs, websites and other assignments all in one place, no wonder you missed the whole lesson. 

 Freshman William McDonald (bottom left) sleeps during class.

Freshman William McDonald (bottom left) sleeps during class.

5. Sleep Depravation

Sorry that you’re tired, but you snore.