The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard.
Interview prep is essential to research the company and the people . That interview isn’t an ‘open-book’ exam so retention of it is going to be critical to enable you to weave your research into the conversation and put it to effective use on the spot and without hesitation. Being that familiar with your research sets you apart from the candidate that gives the impression that they have just read the company’s website.
It is a fact that taking the time to summarize and write out research in longhand will embed the information and greatly improve on-demand recall and conceptual processing. The study performed by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer at the Princeton Psychology Department confirmed that students learned more effectively when notes were written longhand versus on a laptop.
“Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking is less effective than longhand note taking for learning. Prior studies have primarily focused on students’ capacity for multitasking and distraction when using laptops. The present research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand. We show that whereas taking more notes can be beneficial, laptop note takers’ tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim rather than processing information and re-framing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.