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Focused, Engaged, and Attentive: Note-taking at School

For students with executive dysfunction, taking notes in class often feels like a burdensome chore. Some students struggle with listening and taking notes at the same time. 
For others, they believe that they can remember everything that their teachers say, but when it comes time to take a test, they find it challenging to recall information they learned in class. 
Note-taking is a crucial element of executive functioning that strengthens a child’s ability to sustain attention to a task and utilize her working memory. It also helps children develop their ability to identify main ideas from supporting details and recognize the connection between concepts.

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Erica MechlinskiFocused, Engaged, and Attentive: Note-taking at School