Visual note-taking is a great way to boost memory performance for anybody who is willing to try. We are able to remember around twice as much by going from traditional notes to drawing out what we want to remember. The dyslexic working memory is only partially impaired. If use drawing methods, then we likely use the part of our memory that performs best.
I have used this technique throughout my BA and MA and am convinced that it has helped me tremendously.
Here’s some of the literature I consulted to create this video:
- Bacon, A. M., & Handley, S. J. (2014). Reasoning and dyslexia: is visual memory a compensatory resource?. Dyslexia, 20(4), 330-345.
- Baddeley, A. (2007). Working memory, thought, and action, Oxford University Press.
- Fernandes, M. A., Wammes, J. D., & Meade, M. E. (2018). The surprisingly powerful influence of drawing on memory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27(5), 302-308.