Attention, Students: Put Your Laptops Away
The idea of taking notes by hand seems to be going out of fashion for many students today. Typing notes is faster, but it turns out there are still advantages to doing things the old-fashioned way.
I still use a pen and paper but I notice some of my class mates in the training I've been attending these past few days use their laptop. But at the same time I have seen how distracting this is - not only to them as it's so easy to click over to Facebook if the lecture is a bit dull, but to me sitting next to them!
A study has shown that the fact that you have to be slower when you take notes by hand is what makes it more useful in the long run.
How do you take notes? Do you need to write anything down in order to remember what has been said? How do you remember - do you ever re-read your notes? (I have a test tonight on what I was trained on last week, so I'm going to have to read my notes!)http://www.npr.org/2016/04/17/474525392/attention-students-put-your-laptops-away?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits