Taking notes on paper increases long-term comprehension and academic performance

4 years ago
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If you're homeschooling your kids or sending them off to college, take note.

A new study published in "Psychological Science" found that taking notes by hand (yes, the old-fashioned pen and paper approach) is better than taking notes on a laptop. The researchers say that longhand note-taking increases our ability to remember conceptual information over the long term and increases our academic performance.

The Princeton University lead author of the research decided to study the comparison after her own personal experience as a grad student in which she got more out of lectures when she took notes by hand.

In the research, the results showed that while both paper and laptop note-taking provided similar results in terms of students recalling facts, the laptop note-takers did much worse on the conceptual questions.

Here's what I read:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/275985.php

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