Yesterday we shared a post from our archives about whether or not it’s best to take notes by hand or by computer.
As a follow-up, we wanted to share an article from the Harvard Business Review about what exactly you miss when you take notes by computer – it turns out, you might miss out on a lot.
“But is longhand dead? Should you be embarrassed bringing a pen and paper to your meetings? To answer these questions, I did a little digging and found that the answer is no, according to a study conducted by Princeton’s Pam A. Mueller and UCLA’s Daniel M. Oppenheimer. Their research shows that when you only use a laptop to take notes, you don’t absorb new materials as well, largely because typing notes encourages verbatim, mindless transcription.”