Most of us know that different people have different ways that they learn best. These ways are usually cited as visual, auditory, reading/writing, and kinesthetic. But did you know that, “in order to really chew on information, we have to engage at least two of those modalities [or methods], or we have to engage at least one of those modalities coupled with an emotional experience”? This is what Sunni Brown suggests in her TED Talk, “Doodlers, Unite!” As she makes her case for doodling as a legitimate practice for the workplace and really any area where you’re taking in information, she tells us that doodling engages all four learning modalities simultaneously, with the possibility of an emotional experience.
I have been suspicious that this might be the case ever since a college friend of mine scored far better on tests, when I knew for a fact that she took minimal notes during the three-hour lectures, doodling and sometimes solving sudoku puzzles! Meanwhile, I furiously took pages and pages of linear, bullet-pointed notes.
This is precisely why I think learning to hand letter can help you learn better! Read More