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We see you with your textbook open.

YOU: I just don’t feel like studying right now. I’ll worry about it later.

You close your textbook and start playing video games. You get a text message.

YOU: Who's that?

You reply to the text message. You continue to multitask and lose track of time. Pan to clock – it’s now 9:00 pm.

YOU: Whoa, I can’t believe it’s 9:00! Now I have to do an all-nighter! But how am I gonna stay awake and focus?