DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.10.007
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Paula Ruby, Ralph Ruby Jr.

Abstract: This research indicates that students who take notes increase their retention levels and make better grades on tests. This research also indicates that students using abbreviations and symbols, as an alphabetic shorthand system, take notes more quickly and more efficiently. It examines note taking research, a brief history of shorthand, Apple's dedicated decoder, and reports on an action research project whose purpose was to develop a comprehensive alphabetic and symbolic decoder. The decoder has a copyright, …

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