(Writing)For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay about the impact of the information explosion by referring to the saying “A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention. “ You can give examples to illustrate your point and then explain what you can do to avoid being distracted by irrelevant information. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
In a world flooded with too much information due to the advancement of information technology, we tend to be distracted by the overwhelming resources available. Just as the saying goes, "A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." Simple as it is, the saying is absolutely thought-provoking.
Admittedly, the information age has brought us much convenience as we can have access to an abundance of resources that we need promptly. Nevertheless, it is the information explosion that makes us confused and annoyed. For instance, when we look for something online, a large quantity of irrelevant and useless information pops out at once, such as commercial advertisements and vulgar entertainment news, which prevents us from concentrating on what we should do, making it inefficient to carry out a task and thus causing a waste of time.
In light of the seriousness of the problem, much attention should be paid to avoid being distracted. For one thing, we should have a very clear idea of what we really need or what we want to do. We may write it down beforehand to refrain us from being carried away. For another, we should train ourselves to be more self-disciplined. Above all, it is up to us to distinguish the essence and dross and keep focused.
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