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Why Scribble Resources?

Why use Scribble Resources?

  • Effective resources grounded in evidence about what works in learning and revision.
  • Our team of education professionals are passionate about helping students achieve success.
  • Over 10,000 students (and growing) are now benefiting from our back to basics tools and resources.

The Problem

Having worked with thousands of young people from hundreds of schools we are now well versed on the reasons why many young people struggle to study and revise effectively. It is this experience that has motivated us to set up Scribble.

Lots of students don't know where to start with revision, they often don't have a clue how to take effective notes and summarise, let alone how to make information stick so that they are not cramming in the lead in to the exams. In the confusion the first place many turn is technology. The 'there must be an app for that' mindset is prevalent in homes throughout the land but unfortunately there is no technological silver bullet when it comes to study. In fact - we would argue, students should, in this context, avoid technology.

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The Solution

To help solve the study dilemma, of course students need more than a pen and paper but it's a start, however, they also need engaging resources with instructions, guidance and exemplars that are backed up by evidence.

Our resources help students take control of study by forcing them to go back to basics and capitalise on the power of handwritten notes. They enable students to structure information and organise knowledge in a logical, coherent way. Furthermore, our resources are designed to take advantage of research-informed study strategies such as dual coding, retrieval practice, spaced practice and interleaving.

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The Power of Handwritten Notes

No prizes for guessing we are advocates of hand written notes but does the science support us?

The Background

The physical process of creating notes in written form enables our brain to make those essential connections and to absorb information in a structured fashion.

Individualising our own note-taking techniques also allows us to develop our own words and style. Furthermore, taking handwritten notes is proven to be much more effective than digital note taking (or using another’s notes) for both comprehension and retention of material. Don’t mistake us: we are not anti-technology per se. Rather, we know, and the research demonstrates, that when it comes to study and revision there is no substitute for the cognitive processes involving pen and paper.

Our Advice

Avoid digital note taking, beware simply re-reading notes and give the constant highlighting of text a wide birth.

If you want to be effective in your learning and revision then the key is to stretch and challenge yourself. Why? Because according to cognitive psychologist Robert Bjork true learning happens when you are being effortful and that means pushing yourself. Bjork calls it 'desirable difficulty.'


Taking notes in class, or as part of your revision strategy, can be a challenge but that's good - it means your brain is working hard. Force yourself to interpret and paraphrase notes as opposed to copying exactly what is in the book or what the teacher says.

This process is proven to help you remember information in the long term. Learning needs to be demanding to be truly effective and although it can be difficult - consistent practice of note-taking techniques will empower you to become a proficient learner and in turn will help you achieve those desired grades.

We hope our resources will help you along the way on your learning journey.


In just eight short months over 10,000 students are now using our resources to help them succeed in school.

Good note-taking is central to effective study but finding the right system and resources can be difficult. You have come to the right place.

Our resources are simple yet very effective. They will enable you to take logical, practical steps to structure knowledge and consolidate your learning.