Yesterday I watched English specialists teaching Shakespeare. It was brilliant. The students were able to complete chalenging writing tasks, because their teachers had reduced the cognitive load.
The same strategies work for physics.
Shakespeare and Newton
What are the cognitive loads of writing and what how can we reduce them?
We can only think about two or three items at one time, so writing is hard. There is a lot to think about. The table below shows three things:
why writing is a high load activity
how to reduce load for novice writers
why expert writers (hopefully your…
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