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Losing Focus
The average person loses focus after just 8 seconds, down from 12 seconds in 2000, according to new research.
  1. Why is the woman calling the news disturbing?
  2. What’s ironic about the man’s response?
  3. What point is the cartoonist trying to make? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
  4. What has happened in the past 15 years that might account for the research findings?
  5. Do you think anything can be done to increase our attention spans? Explain.