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Geoffrey Hunt

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Geoffrey Hunt  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Dear Chris

I have a question (may be a trivial question).

I want to know if I write my study notes in a different colour pen to the one I write my test with, is there a chance I will do worse in the test than if I used the same colour for both?  
 
Has there been any studies/research about this?

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Geoffrey Hunt
Student in South Africa

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 06/03/2010 04:30:02 by _system »


 

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Does the colour of my pens affect my exam performance?
« Reply #1 on: 07/03/2010 11:29:48 »
I hear itt's important to try to replicate study conditions while you take an exam.
So if you chew gum while studying, chew gum while taking the exam.. etc
following this using the same pen, not just the same colour. might be advantageous...
 

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Does the colour of my pens affect my exam performance?
« Reply #2 on: 10/03/2010 15:57:44 »
Yes. White wont get you very far!
 

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