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Take Note: Laptop or Not?

While many agree that technology moves slowly in education–consider how little most classrooms have changed in the past century–some technology zooms. 

For example, the laptop. Now more than ever, students rely on laptops to write, access information and collaborate. Most importantly, students take notes in class knowing they can type faster than they can write.  However, a new study suggests that taking notes on a laptop may not be the best way to comprehend and retain information. Instead, pen and paper help students remember better than a laptop.  It seems that the act of writing things down helps cognition.  Read the entire article here. So don’t use a laptop to take notes in class? Maybe those old classrooms had it all figured out in the first place.  Learn more study habits with tutoring from CROSSWALK, the Monterey Peninsula’s local resource for private tutoring and SAT/ACT Prep. Read “2400 Scores: 24 Life Lessons to Demystify the SAT and Boost Your Score” by Brooke Higgins. 

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