Why do males take fewer notes than females?
I am a second year engineering student and have noticed throughout college that, even in technical classes like calculus, physics, and digital systems, most guys do not take notes. Most don’t even have a piece of paper on their desk by the end of the period. If I didn’t know better I’d assume they were just being lazy and get worse grades. However, my roommate and good friend, who is in all of the classes I mentioned with me, exhibits this behavior while being about the smartest person I know and an A student. When I’ve ask him why he doesn’t take notes he tells me it’s unnecessary because anything he’d need to know he could either just memorize or figure out by “thinking about it for a while.” Because I’m one of the few guys that do notetake, my friend’s approach frustrates me because I recieved the same grades as him, but by furiously scribbling 18 hours a week in classes while he sits there.
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