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Why do we remember more by reading in print vs. on a screen?

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Reading Onscreen Vs On Printed Text

Most schools and colleges have gone completely digital with professors and teachers abandoning textbook assignments in favour of multimedia coursework and digital text.

However, studies show that reading several pages of text on printed paper is more effective than on the screen. P...

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Reading on paper is better in terms of concentration and learning, as opposed to digital texts or TED talks. This is because people associate digital texts, podcasts and other multimedia courseware with casual social media, and apply less mental effort, as opposed to reading printed text. This ph...

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Trying to learn using digital media(digital text, audio and video) isn’t very effective due to :

  1. Diminished concentration levels.
  2. A tendency towards distractions or multitasking.
  3. An entertainment mindset.
  4. A lack of review notes or annotations.
  5. The ...

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