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The Pen is Mightier Than a Keyboard

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by gjcontent, Jan 19, 2015.

  1. gjcontent

    gjcontent Registered Member

    Nov 26, 2012
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    So I should be developing content or doing KW/Product research, but here I am in the lounge. IDK about you guys but when I'm reading a guide thread here or browsing some SEO's blog I like to take notes. I was doing some casual research into the benefits of handwriting vs. typing. Basically, handwriting any type of content translates to an increased ability to accept, retain, and recall that information both on a factual and conceptual level. Obviously all of us do the majority of our work planted in front of a computer screen, but how many of you also have a notepad on your desk?

    via - Vanderbilt Uni

    via - Mueller and Oppenheimer (Journal of Assoc. for Psychological Science)


    -Write your notes out on paper, just do it.

    -Focus on putting the concepts into your own words rather than annotating them verbatim.


    -Profit from increased ability to recall and use that information down the road (factually and conceptually) - conceptually being the important part here.
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2015
  2. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

    Nov 11, 2009
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    I have notepad, note cards, sticky notes on my desks.

    I found if I copy|paste info, then it isn't quite as retained immediately, but I haven't noticed any difference in information absorption or retention if I type or write.
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Registered Member

    May 2, 2014
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    I am just now writing stuff down with a pen and paper. I have never taken much stock in how writing things down matters but now as I am reading more books and watching interviews with successful people they all have claimed to write their ideas, thoughts, and dreams down on paper. I am going to give it a try for a few months.