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Take Note

Hi, I’m Danny Oppenheimer. If laptops are banned in your child’s classroom, you may have heard of me. That’s because it was my lab that showed that students perform better when they take notes by hand than when they use laptops. Before I knew it, those studies were used as justification for laptop bans in…

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Is Your Word Choice Holding You Back?

It’s no secret that, to communicate effectively, understanding your audience is critically important. Many communication experts routinely point out that knowing your audience can help select the most valuable content and structure for that audience. Though true, there’s a far more important reason to dedicate precious time learning more about your audience: word choice. The…