Which note-taking medium should you use when you’re taking notes in class – a paper notebook, or your computer?
First, it’s important to define your goals and aims; what do you want to get out of your notes?
Maybe you’re prioritizing quick learning, or maybe you just want to capture information and store it in a space where you can access it easily.
In this video, I’ll break down the strengths of each method, and I’ll also show you some interesting research that lends credit to one them.
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- Here’s a summary of the study published in Psychological Science (unfortunately the full thing’s behind a paywall)
- Evernote, my favorite computer-based note-taking app (here are my tips on using it to hack your studies)
- Scanbot – an iPhone/Android app I use to quickly send my paper notes to Evernote
What’s your preferred medium for taking notes? Leave a comment and let me know.
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