[–] UlyssesMcGill 1 point 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

Anyone who doesn't know this has never memorized anythinh

[–] greydragon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why do I suspect this article is not mentioning that the students are given a digital file and aren't actually even typing things in?

Now, on the other hand, I don't fault them because I never wrote much down. I was a listener combined with reading the book material, but I suspect I am right about the kids doing absolutely nothing because they can get away with it.

[–] MrPim 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This was my experience. If I was in a class lecture I never wrote anything down, I listened and watched and remembered it. Note taking was a distraction. If I was just reading from a textbook though the act of writing it down myself made me remember it better.

[–] greydragon ago  (edited ago)

Very similar to me. I only wrote down what I considered significant points that I felt my brain would not remember.

Even reading textbooks, I wouldn't write hardly anything down. I honestly don't know why I wrote anything at all down.

When I started college, I saw many students using highlighters in their textbooks. I decided to do the same for about a week. Then I thought, "What the fuck am I doing?" and never did it again.

E: We probably had an excellent memory. I don't any longer, so I made a custom program on my computer for me to remember some things. Based upon my father, I expect my brain to get much worse.

[–] gosso920 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's why you always leave a note!

[–] theoldguy2 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I started taking notes in school trying to bring my grades up, but when I hand wrote the main points I found that I didn't have to go back and read them again, the action of writing them down burned them into my memory.

[–] Warnos44 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Too bad there's very little worth learning in school.

[–] ardvarcus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The poor young boobs can't even write. They aren't taught how to write in school.

[–] PhilKDick [S] 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

First, they stopped cursive. Now, block lettering. Too bad

[–] beefartist 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Nor even to type!

[–] Phantom42 ago 

I'll have you know I speak fluent sailor and cursive.

[–] PinkiePunk 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

It's also super good to read things aloud, that way it's being processed by the auditory part of your brain as well.

If you're in lectures, it's better to film the lecture and just listen and watch. Concentrate on the lecture, do the notes afterwards from the recording.

[–] pessimisticsteel 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

That's how I taught my self to solve rubiks cubes.

Copied the moves by hand, then did it by memory.

Then I tried without writing and could remeber easily.

[–] PhilKDick [S] ago 

Good idea

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