A Third of Students Suffer from Poor Attention Span

by VR Sreeraman on  January 14, 2010 at 7:05 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
 A Third of Students Suffer from Poor Attention Span
University students suffer from a poor attention span of just 10 minutes, according to a new survey.

A poll of 1,000 students, conducted for technology company Olympus, found that they were unable to concentrate during lectures due to being overworked and lack of sleep.

A third of these youngsters confessed the fact that they could only concentrate for 10 minutes.

Also, one in six said they had to prioritise the part-time work they undertook to help fund their studies.

And one in five said they were unable to complete their academic assignments on time because of work.

"Given that students are graduating with record levels of debt, and job prospects are at an all-time low, it is no surprise that so many are having to take on part-time work which is adversely affecting their studies," the Telegraph quoted Wes Streeting, president of the National Union of Students, as telling BBC News.

Almost half of the students believe they would end university with large debts.

Source: ANI

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