When the sum total of human knowledge rests an arm’s length away in each person’s pocket, why do we have to remember anything anymore?vThis instant-fact setup clouds our judgment on what information to filter and store, leaving us with greater cognitive space. But how do we select what we remember?
We take notes, as a matter or routine, at lectures and presentations. In the video that follows, I have outlined why we forget the bulk of what we listen to and a simple strategy for boosting what we remember. There is also a depiction of a well recognised method of note-taking: the Cornell Note-taking System.