How not to take notes

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Why students shouldn’t take notes while listening to the teacher

The best students seem to take copious notes while the teacher is giving a lecture in the classroom , but this is a surprisingly ineffective method of actually learning the subject , because the words go from the teacher’s brain on to the digital screen ( or your notebook ) , without being adequately processed in the student’s mind . The message does not make a sufficiently deep impression for it to be transferred into long term memory.
The trouble is that you are so busy taking notes, that you don’t pay enough attention to what the teacher is saying. Remember that multitasking is a myth !
Taking notes is great for pretending to be studious and getting information in, but most of this evaporates very quickly.
Students need to focus on being able to learn information so they can get it out from their brain when they need to apply it !

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