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The Encoding Versus the External Storage Hypothesis in Note Taking
Rickards, John P.; Friedman, Frank
Contemporary Educational Psychology, 3, 2, 136-43, Apr 78
While reading a passage, college students expecting an essay examination took notes on sentences of higher structural importance than those anticipating a multiple choice test. Note taking seemed to serve as both an encoding device and as an external storage mechanism, with the latter being the more important function. (Author/BW)
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