How to Be a Better Learner
Take Notes Later
Your child might think that she’s being a star pupil by writing down every single word that her teacher says, but that court-stenographer routine may actually inhibit her ability to learn, according to Bjork. Frantic scribbling can distract students from absorbing what’s being said. Waiting to record notes—even just until an idea has been fully presented—requires them to reflect on and organize what they’ve heard.