As finals are approaching, it means time to go over all of the notes from the entire semester and remember what may have been forgotten, or at least get a little refresher on what you learned. As I was going through some of my notes I noticed a few things. Doodles!
There was more then one occasion where I guess I wasn’t as interested in a particular lecture and was more interested in drawing in the side margins of my notebook while taking notes.
I thought it was interesting that each page had some of the same drawings and some different ones as well. I had handful of pages with music notes on them. I don’t think I am very good with detailed drawings, but something simple like a flower or music notes is easy and fun.
There was actually a study I remember hearing about a few years ago that said that doodling tends to keep your mind on task. Does that mean the drawings in my margins helped me understand the material better? Maybe, I don’t know. Once finals are over I’ll know whether they hurt me or helped me. I’m definitely hoping for the best.
Do you tend to doodle while listening to lectures?