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Frequently
Asked Questions

So you're curious about sketchnoting and have some questions to ask?! Chances are the answer is on this page! Take a look and if you still have questions, pop me and email or slide into my DMs on Instagram.

What is sketchnoting and how is it different from traditional note taking?

Sketchnoting is a new and innovative way of taking notes that makes the process both fun and visually engaging. Unlike traditional note-taking, sketchnoting involves drawing pictures, symbols and other visual elements alongside your written notes, which helps to make the information more memorable and easier to understand. With sketchnoting, you can turn even the driest and most boring lecture into a colourful and entertaining experience!

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What are the benefits of sketchnotes?

There are so many! One of the main benefits of sketchnoting is that it engages both sides of the brain. By combining visual and verbal concepts, sketchnotes help to create stronger connections in the brain. This leads to better recall and retention of information. Research has shown that visual aids such as diagrams and illustrations can increase memory retention by up to 65%. Sketchnotes allow you to capture information in a way that makes sense to you, and they improve creativity and problem solving skills. By visually representing connections between ideas and concepts, you can gain new insights and perspectives on any given topic.

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Can sketchnoting be used in school and business settings?

Absolutely! Sketchnoting can be a highly effective way to take notes in a wide range of professional contexts, from business meetings to academic conferences. The visual element of sketchnoting can help to highlight key ideas and connections, making it an ideal tool for brainstorming, ideation, and strategic planning. And of course, sketchnoting can also be a great way to add some creativity and personality to your presentations and reports - after all, who says documents have to be boring?

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Why should students have the opportunity to create sketchnotes?

Promotes Active Learning: Sketchnoting requires students to be active listeners, understand the content and them summarise it in a way that they understand. This process helps students engage with the material actively, making leanring more effective!

Enhances Memory Retention: Sketchnoting helps students retain and recall information as they have encoded the information in a visual form which is far easier to remember than a page of text!

Encourages Creativity: Sketchnoting is a form of creative expression and encourages students to think creatively while summarizing the content in their own visual style. This exercises their imagination and allows ideas to flourish.

Improves Comprehension: Sketchnoting can help students better understand complex information as it encourages them to break down the information into visual components, thereby making complex information more manageable and accessible.

Develops Communication Skills: Sketchnoting helps students develop essential communication skills as it allows them to convey complex information in a concise, yet visually rich way. This skill is essential in many educational, professional, and personal contexts.

Fosters a Safe and Inclusive Environment: Sketchnoting can encourage inclusion in the classroom, with students feeling empowered to share what they have learned in a visual and personal way. It creates a safe space for all students to contribute and express themselves visually, regardless of their language or cognitive level.

Turns out sketchnoting is a pretty powerful educational tool!

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Do you teach sketchnoting?

YES! I can provide in person training for teachers and educators in INSET sessions and I also work with children as well - being a former teacher these are some of my favourite sessions to run! To find out more, send me a message and let's chat. If virtual learning is more your thing, then you can also learn the basics of sketchnoting by completing my online course where I guide you through the process in a series of videos and tutorials and you can learn at your own pace.

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