The issue: Three editorial board members share their viewpoints on whether or not students should have their laptops in class.
Sophomore year is when it really hit me. As I fell into the routine of my second year of college I realized: I am a real life adult with actual responsibilities.
Upon this realization, you can imagine my dismay as every single class I walked into on the first day of class had a strict no-laptop policy.
I understand the strict policies and why laptops are becoming increasingly banned in the classroom. The discussion professors have about cognitive abilities and laptop usage are important.
I have the utmost respect for our professors. Their classrooms are their domain and I trust their expertise in regard to teaching styles. But, with the knowledge of how laptops affect learning in class, students should then be able to make the decision on what is best for their individual needs.