Why you should take notes by hand — not on a laptop -Vox

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http://www.vox.com/2014/6/4/5776804/note-taking-by-hand-versus-laptop?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_name=share-button&utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=article-share-top

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“the psychologists who conducted the new research, believe it’s because students on laptops usually just mindlessly type everything a professor says. Those taking notes by hand, though, have to actively listen and decide what’s important — because they generally can’t write fast enough to get everything down”

So, if you are going to use a laptop in class, don’t try to take down everything, be selective and think about the notes you are taking.