New research demonstrates what we've been saying in Dunlop Media trainings for years: if you want to remember what you're learning, take your notes in longhand, not on a laptop. A new study published in the Journal of Psychological Science indicates that when it comes to taking notes, writing things down - rather than tapping them out - is a more effective method.
"We believe the processing that occurs during the act of note taking improves learning and retention," said a co-author of the study. "Laptop users were more inclined to take verbatim notes, which hurts learning." Courtesy The Association for Psychological Science.