Study: Doodling on Pen and Paper Has Better Retention Than Doodling on Electronic Devices

WESTWOOD — A recent study has shown that those students who distract themselves in class by doodling on their electronic writing devices may be suffering from lower retention rates than those who use pencil and paper. “Students who doodle on devices such as Apple’s iPad put themselves at danger for not retaining all that they could if they were to do the same thing using old-fashioned pencil and paper,” reported Denise Trainor of Pen15 Labs, conductor of the study. “Subjects using traditional methods displayed a 50% aesthetic improvement in the quality of doodles featuring the backs of people’s heads, imaginary creatures, and the “S” shapes formed by making six initial vertical lines. Thus, we highly encourage students to use pencil and paper and shy away from electronics because if they can’t pay attention to the lecture, it’s in their best interest to make their notebook as pretty as possible.” Sources report that those who participated in the study were invited to come back for a second round of testing, but all of them declined as they were reportedly “screwed” for their midterms.

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