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Printable Psychology Sketch Notes

In graduate school, I had the privilege of learning under instructors who were receptive to the idea that not all students take in, process, and organize information in the same way. Since we know that information that is handwritten – and especially information that is drawn – is more easily remembered than information that is typed, being able to take lecture notes and to complete papers in the form of a sketch note facilitated my own learning and produced some pretty helpful resources that I’m able to share now.

When I’m able to draw out the main points of a book, article, or lecture, I find that I can more easily remember the content and see connections because I can organize my thoughts in a way that makes sense to me, and that is often more visually appealing and easier to follow than traditional notes. Because they are more visually appealing and easier to follow, they are often more effective than traditional notes at communicating complex ideas. And because they are more concise, they are also more likely to be read and remembered.

How to Use These Downloads:

Whether you are a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner, sketch notes can help you to process and remember information more effectively! This collection of sketch notes cover a range of topics from topics I learned in graduate school to current research within the field of psychology. Download a PDF of these sketch notes for yourself to learn more about these various topics!

Tips for Higher Quality PDF Prints:

For smooth, crisp lines on a standard 8.5 x 11 page, set the following in your printer settings:

  • On the printer dialogue box, select “fit to page” or “shrink oversize pages”
  • Choose “high-quality printing.”
  • Use a fresh ink cartridge and bright white paper for best results.