Learning: The Influences of Notetaking

How can teachers and parents support young people to learn?

New research investigates the interactions between notetaking materials and individual differences (cognitive skills: spatial/verbal reasoning; and notetaking style: verbatim copying/key terms) on learning …

Handwritten or typed notes?

NotetakingResearchers at Emory University provided college students (n = 78) with two short classroom-style lectures. Students were randomly assigned to a handwritten or a typed condition.

Researchers manipulated whether diagrams were present in students’ notes and whether they handwrote or typed their notes.

They also assessed