Ron Goch
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The Importance of Taking Notes

October 19th 2006

Are you someone who takes notes? Whether you’re in a class, seminar, meeting with a client, or just want to remember something, do you take notes?

I’m a note taker. I’ve always been a note taker ever since I can remember. I tell people, “If I don’t write it down, I may not remember it.”

There are plenty of examples to validate that fact!

Michael Howe concluded in a 1970 study that students were seven times more likely to recall information one week after it was presented if the information had been recorded in their notes. Howe argued that “the activity of note writing per se makes a contribution to later retention…”

I don’t know about you, but I know I’m seven times more likely to remember something if I write it down.

Ron Goch, The Telios Group
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