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5. Boost your creativity and inspiration

5. Boost your creativity and inspiration

“Creativity allows people to be affective” — Bill Gates

No matter what subject, creativity and inspiration will certainly fuel your learning (and even enjoyment!) while studying.

Writing by hand actually influences your cognitive processes in a way that slows you down — in a good way — and helps forge creativity and new ideas . One study we found even suggests that writing by hand is more strongly linked to emotion processing compared to typing. This could lead to a more mindful and creative mindframe while studying too!

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One thing is being able to concentrate more but research also suggests that we can take this one step further and actually increase our capacity to understand and process information on a deeper level.

One study looking at students learning Algebra found that those taking handwritten notes...

“Creativity allows people to be affective” — Bill Gates

No matter what subject, creativity and inspiration will certainly fuel your learning (and even enjoyment!) while studying.

Writing by hand actually influences your cognitive processes in a way that slows you down — in a good wa...

Alongside the above research, there’s also a lot to be said for being able to doodle when note taking and in periods of studying. One study found that those who doodle remember 29% more of ...

Research suggests that students who hand write their notes seem to think more intensely about the material as they write it due to increased focus .

So, not only ar...

If we don’t remember the insight, did we even learn anything at all?

Sometimes studying can feel like a memory game more than anything else. So why not give ourselves the best chance at remembering what we need to for that final paper or exam? We found tons of research pointing to an

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Visual note-taking

Using simple words and pictures helps us to see connections between pieces of information, get a better idea of what we understand and what we don’t, and remember it for later.

By using a combination of words and quick images, the note-taker listens, digests, and captures on p...

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Preparation steps before a note-taking session:

  • Try to get familiar with the topic that is going to be discussed, beforehand. This leads to better understanding.
  • Make sure you have adequate notepaper and writing material.
  • Stay hydrated and con...

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The Pen And Paper

Even in this digital age, when automation is in full force and being swift on the keyboard is a crucial skill, using your hand and pencil is still on top of the charts for cognitive learning.

Every student of all age groups has one cognitive toolkit with them: a pe...

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