Why using 2000-year-old notetaking is a bad idea

Why using 2000-year-old notetaking is a bad idea

Two thousand years ago the technique of notetaking was already established in different civilisations.

For example, the Romans used it. Their children were taught to write letters on wax tablets at school. They were taught to record the information left to right, top to bottom as it was heard. So, when a teacher said something important, they would then use this recording technique to record knowledge so that it could be learnt and used later.

A key feature of this antique notetaking technique is that it is passive.

SMARTWISDOM VS LINEAR NOTETAKING – A BRIEF OVERVIEW

SMARTWISDOM VS LINEAR NOTETAKING – A BRIEF OVERVIEW

Linear notetaking - (previous generation notetaking) one single technique, with no additional features. It was developed over 2,000 years ago and has one function: it records information, either spoken or written, verbatim or part verbatim.

SmartWisdom – (next generation notetaking) is made up of two techniques which were developed over 20 years, starting in the mid 1990’s. SmartWisdom is specifically designed to help us effectively and easily manage 21st century information and information overload.

SMARTWISDOM FOR DYSLEXIA – A PERSONAL ACCOUNT

SMARTWISDOM FOR DYSLEXIA – A PERSONAL ACCOUNT

As a dyslexic myself, I know that listening, concentration and comprehension abilities can be a real challenge for anyone with this condition, whether listening or reading. Our challenge starts at school and follows through to university (if that is an option) and the workplace. The impact on our confidence, self-belief and performance when we struggle with linear notetaking, for many of us, is substantial and negative.