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Rescooped by Lynnette Van Dyke from Writing Rightly!

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension

Take Notes by Hand for Better Long-Term Comprehension | AdLit |
Data suggest that taking notes by hand beats typing notes on a laptop for remembering conceptual information over time.

Via Les Howard, Luciana Viter, Ivon Prefontaine, PhD, Penelope
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 17, 2017 2:36 PM
It is not only effective for long-term comprehension and retention. There are other benefits. Writing is a right brain activity as we usually are taking short cuts in notes. Keyboarding is a left brain activity. A conversation engages both hemispheres.

Penelope's curator insight, October 18, 2017 11:37 AM
I've read about many a famous author who writes first drafts in longhand on yellow legal pads. Personally, I like the feel of writing with pen and paper, then transcribing into a Word document. This process seems to fully engage the creative brain.

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***
Rescooped by Lynnette Van Dyke from Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading!

The Brain and Reading | Inside Higher Ed

The Brain and Reading | Inside Higher Ed | AdLit |

"In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Natalie Phillips examines how the brain functions while reading literature. Phillips is an assistant professor of English at Michigan State, where she specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of mind, and cognitive approaches to narrative."

Inside Higher Ed

Via GoogleLitTrips Reading List
GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, May 31, 2013 9:30 PM

i've actually scooped an article about Natalie Phillips' work called "Your Brain on Jane Austin. see:


The kind of benefits of literary reading that might be difficult to measure without a Functional magnetic resonance imaging machine. But, there are benefits even the most bibliophilic English teacher might find absolutely fascinating.