I enjoy the memories of walking to class in the 40Â°C Australian sun, with heavy textbooks in my bag. It's all part of the college experience. I have also experimented with a tablet. T are convenient, easy to read, easy to carry, and you cant lose your digital text! But even with all the convenience of a tablet, I still used textbooks and print materials for studying. I'll explain why I still prefer textbooks, then we can look at what science says, and conclude with a final perspective. Why I use textbooks to study. Textbooks allow me to relate to the text in more depth. As if the knowledge is easier to absorb from the paper into my brain. Feeling the pages, highlighting the words, writing comments in the margins, and interacting with what I am studying helps me to understand and remember. Sports coaches always preach âpractice how you want to playâ. Most exams are taken in paper form, so why not study using paper formâŠ What Science Says. Scientific American (2013). Turning the pages of a paper book is like leaving one footprint after another on the trailâthere's a rhythm to it and a visible record of how far one has traveled. All these features not only make text in a paper book easily navigable, t also make it easier to form a coherent mental map of the text. Porion et al. (2016). âŠif we fulfill all the conditions of paper-based versus computerized presentation (text structure, presentation on a single page, screen size, several types of questions measuring comprehension and memory performances), reading performances are not significantly different. Huffpost (2017). âŠwhen learning something, it may be in your best interests to digest the information from multiple media forms. For example, if you want to recall the dates of certain events, a computer screen may help you better remember them when studying. However, if you want to recall why such an event occurred or where, paper may be your best bet. Having said all of the aboveâŠ The act of studying is more important than the choice between the tablet and the textbook. If you prefer learning with a textbook, go for it! If you prefer learning with a tablet, go for it! But please donât go with a tablet just because you donât want to carry textbooks. The Reformed Student
The thing to remember here is that the Note 8.0 is actually not the Note 8.0 but a different Samsung device with the Samsung brand going all the way back to the days when Samsung was still the name we were familiar with after buying our mom a new smartphone. Think about it logically. With the Galaxy Note 8.0 you have the new S Pen, Samsung's signature feature and one that I would be willing to say is at the heart of many people's desire for a Note device. The Note 8.0 is also a smaller Note device in every sense and that means it can fit into the pockets of many others. I don't know if I would have said that about the original Note in 2016, but when it comes to this smartphone you can't really go wrong with the Galaxy Note 8.0. So is it good?.