"What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop"

A comparison between taking notes on laptops and by hand:

The students’ scores differed immensely between longhand and laptop note takers. While participants using laptops were found to take lengthier “transcription-like” notes during the film, results showed that longhand note takers still scored significantly higher on conceptually-based questions.

And again, though the laptop note takers recorded a larger amount of notes, the longhand note takers performed better on conceptual, and this time factual, questions.

See also, Taking Notes by Hand Is Better Than by Laptop and the “Feynman Technique”.

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