Today’s Solutions: May 25, 2024

Research suggests the most effective way to absorb and distill new information isn’t by repeatedly reading and writing information down, but by simply drawing it. A group of participants was given a list of words to memorize. Half were told to continuously rewrite them down, and the other half were told to sketch them. Curiously, the group that drew the words recalled significantly more detail and context about the words and ideas they were given.

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