The benefits of handwritten and typed notes
There’s evidence that taking notes by hand helps encode information into your long term memory better than other methods.
By taking notes on paper, you’re forcing your mind to work a little harder with the information you’re facing. Because you can’t write fast enough to get everything down by hand, you tend to summarize key points, which can help with your conceptual understanding of the subject.
In other words, the limitations of handwritten notes make learners naturally follow a more effective note taking process, based on summary and interpretation.
You can type at a much faster rate than writing, making laptop note taking the most efficient method for note taking. And because capturing more notes is better for learning, you can use this to your advantage.
Using digital programs makes it much easier to keep your notes organised and searchable than using a notebook, too. This will really help you out when you’re reviewing your notes later on.
The drawbacks of handwritten and typed notes
Note taking for better learning
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