2 Comments Published by Unknown on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at 9/23/2010 02:57:00 AM.
As an experiment I decided to "sketchnote" an evening of activities.
Sketchnoting is big. A sketchnote is a combination of images and text. Some sketchnoters use fonts to highlight the important points of a presentation, others use more drawings, still others use a combination of both.
The point is, sketchnoting will help you remember the event (regardless of how good your drawings are) because you are employing three sensory inputs to your brain: hearing, feeling (drawing), and seeing. You'll retain 30% of the presentation as opposed to just 10% with only note taking.
The next time you listen to a lecture try a sketchnote. If you don't draw then just make the main points a larger font on your notepad. This simple act will make your notes more memorable. Even a simple picture will make them come to life and a joy to review.
I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. - Lily Tomlin