This article about researching styles of student note taking was a great read from Huffington Post. Personally, I think that it’s too early to call this definitive but the results are definitely interesting.
My career as a student mostly entailed taking notes by hand versus on a laptop. It actually did help me retain information better if I wrote it out. I never compared it to taking notes on a laptop. Most meetings I attend I take a laptop with me (although pen and paper do still accompany me from time to time.) I will be paying closer attention to how I retain information better based on this article!
What about you? What’s your preference or experience?