Multitasking vs task-switching

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Multitasking vs task-switching by Mind Map: Multitasking vs task-switching

1. Multitasking

1.1. What people call multitasking is actually tasked-switching

1.2. It is impossible to multitask when both things require thought

2. Task-switching

2.1. Task-switching is switch from one task to Another task

2.2. Your working memory is rapidly switching task

2.2.1. As you rapidly switch from task to task you begin to overload your working memory

2.3. For example, writing a paper and watching Tv

2.4. It takes about 25 minutes to Fully return to a task

2.4.1. It's important to not task-switch when doing an important task because task-switching will waste time to get fully engage back into that important task. Also, you don't want to work when you aren't fully engaged.

2.5. It's more difficult to get motivated when task-switching because your working memory has discarded information you need to complete the task. Making you have to relearn the information. Thus, making it harder to be motivated.

2.6. Task-switching is seen as a good quality to get more done, but actually, it is slower

3. How Task-Switching negatively impacts self-monitoring?

3.1. Task-switching can negatively impact self-monitoring because your brain is rapidly switching task and you are not cognitive of checking to see if you understand the assignment

3.2. When task-switching you can't accurately assess your own performance because you are not fully engage with the assignment

3.3. When task-switching you can't check to see if you are making error that you are prone to making.

4. Examples of when I task-switch

4.1. I was task-switching when I was eating and revising my Mid-course Reflection

4.2. I was task-switching when I was watching a video and doing my math home work

4.3. I was task-switching when I look at a text message

5. How to not task-switch

5.1. I can stop task-switching by going to a quiet room that doesn't have my phone in it