Most Students Struggle To Take Effective Lecture Notes. Here Are Two Ways To Help Them


Sit in a university lecture and you’ll see most students scribbling away taking notes (or tapping away on laptops). Unfortunately, while note-taking ought to be beneficial in principle – by encouraging reflection on, and systematic organisation of, the material – countless studies have found it to have little to no benefit. It’s likely this is in part because of the way students take notes. Many simply record verbatim what the lecturer is saying. But now, psychologists have identified two methods that could help students take better notes. Continue reading →

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