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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

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Paper Rules: The Science of Laptops vs Pen & Paper

Quick Tip Friday! Whether you're studying for school, or in a work meeting trying to process more information: Reach for paper (not your laptop) to get the most gains from your brain.   THE SCIENCE: Studies show that taking notes on paper, aka analog style, increases your brain's ability to both understand AND remember the information later (compared to taking notes on your trusty laptop).  One study found that students performed worse on tests of conceptual knowledge (vs strict memorizing) when they took notes on laptops instead of on paper.  Another study shows that writing with pen or paper improves retention of information (vs using...

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