Note-taking with computers: Exploring alternative strategies for improved recall.

@article{Bui2013NotetakingWC,
  title={Note-taking with computers: Exploring alternative strategies for improved recall.},
  author={Dung C. Bui and Joel Myerson and Sandra Hale},
  journal={Journal of Educational Psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={105},
  pages={299-309}
}
Three experiments examined note-taking strategies and their relation to recall. In Experiment 1, participants were instructed either to take organized lecture notes or to try and transcribe the lecture, and they either took their notes by hand or typed them into a computer. Those instructed to transcribe the lecture using a computer showed the best recall on immediate tests, and the subsequent experiments focused on note-taking using computers. Experiment 2 showed that taking organized notes… 

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