I realize that some people will retain information much more easily upon writing it down; be it in short key phrases, exact words, or their own wording, or any other way.
I've been writing down the Tao Te Ching, not just jotting it down in my average handwriting, just putting words on paper. I thought I'd try something else, to write every individual letter more stylized than usual, to the point where it becomes inconvenient in the ways of efficiency but much more involved and artistic. So then, each letter of every word is fairly unique, each requiring much more thought than usual, but not as much in the way of efficient conformity. Could this possibly lead to retaining information in a more wholesome way?
I suppose part of what I'm thinking, besides a deeper level of time and involvement spent writing, I'm thinking that it might be using the 2 sides of the brain much more harmoniously than the average way of writing would. So, maybe even if it doesn't lead to better retention of the exact information, maybe it could lead to a deeper understanding of the message in the notes.
Just some things that crossed my mind. I'd like to hear your thoughts on this :) Thank you.
edit: also. I'm wondering. When people read things, I have a feeling many have a tendency to only really half pay attention. This style of writing requires more attention to read as well. While it's not hard to see which letters are which, I've noticed that my mind wraps around it more tightly than it would otherwise. I'm wondering if it's just me o.o