Final exams are coming up for students as the school season comes to an end. A new study could help them ace their tests.
Princeton University and UCLA researchers found students who took notes by hand, instead of using a computer, performed better on tests.
This new research finds that students who used laptops to take notes performed at a lower level on conceptual questions.
The more notes a student took by hand, the better they performed. But, how those students wrote notes, mattered. Those with fewer verbatim notes did better than those who merely wrote down the exact words spoken by the lecturer.