Go-karting with my nephews and niece. Ages: 13, 16, 18.
Hours spent every day on the phone: 9, 12, 9 hours. Respectively.
On campus, the phone is the person.
With the average American using their phone for 10 hours a day and 7 hours spent sleeping, we may accurately estimate that your average college student is present and conscious for seven hours. They don’t spend much of that time reading. Is this why college kids no longer want to enroll in English? Is it a factor in a 50% drop in humanities enrollments reported by “The End of the English Major”?
On Monday, Litverse will offer an optimistic forecast for a post-literate generation. Intrigued? Check your inbox at 8:30am to get the full article!
In the mean time, read The Art of Regret, which talks about the most regretted majors. Hate the idea of using stats as teasers for future articles? Shame me in the comments.