Doodling Helps You in School?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Classroom sketchers and scribblers rejoice: doodling can improve your recall! In this DNews video, Laci looks at a new study that gives hope to everyday artistes.

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mik July 29, 2017 - 6:23 AM

Lol if I get bored in class I doodle but I put in the corner of my paper "don't worry I'm listening" so I don't get in trouble for drawing

Bear Turtle September 1, 2017 - 5:23 AM

I forget everyone's name

john hailey September 1, 2017 - 7:13 AM

You should see my notebooks πŸ˜‚ doodles everywhere. I use to get in so much trouble. On teacher said "YOUR SUPPOSED TO BE TAKING NOTES FOR THE TEST WHEN YOU FAIL I WANT AN APOLOGY" needless to say I passed the test and got the bonus questions and asked her for an apology

Delfin September 9, 2017 - 6:40 AM

Then why does my teacher lower my grade if I doodle?

yeah oh November 14, 2017 - 4:37 AM


bean boi November 29, 2017 - 10:25 AM

when i doodle my teacher always catches me and she throws my doodles away.

Dark Zoroark December 3, 2017 - 11:38 AM

I doodle

xtink core December 9, 2017 - 3:39 PM

I doodle and day dream Im also a animator

albino frog December 11, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Oh I’m a doodler but they are horrible πŸ˜… honesty not any masterpieces in my math bookπŸ˜…

Ellie January 23, 2018 - 2:55 AM

I got 5 merits from doodling and it was awesome as I filled up a page of my art book with a masterpiece lol

Martin4ata January 24, 2018 - 3:17 AM

30% from 0 still is 0

c.sagan January 29, 2018 - 10:29 PM

If im fine and cool i doodle if i have anxiety or depression i don't, so i took this as a sign of my mental health

Ella Morgan February 3, 2018 - 5:32 PM

I love doodling sooo much but I don't do it all the time β€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’•πŸ’—πŸ’–

the void February 9, 2018 - 1:09 AM

I always HAVE to be doing something, I carry small sketchbooks in my pocket because if I don’t draw, I think I’d murder someone…

Dat Potatoes February 9, 2018 - 5:50 PM

When i get paper.I use it to draw.

Yeah.. teacher is angry if i draw in class but i still do it again and again and never stop..
I wanna be artist :D

beyondwoods April 27, 2018 - 9:27 PM


Georgina Bitsaki April 30, 2018 - 12:17 AM

I am totally a doodling

harini vasan May 11, 2018 - 6:26 PM

I don't doodle in class but I'm always listening for the bits and pieces about which I could argue with my friends and the teachers , so I'm never bored .

Reuben Roy June 14, 2018 - 8:16 PM

I used to daydream in class and thought it be better to draw stuff rather than try to listen. At least I'm doing something I like. Turns out I payed way more attention when I was drawing. Tests passed(yay)

Jxpan 029 July 13, 2018 - 1:13 AM

Sometimes when I get bored and I am tired at the same time I would black out for 20 seconds

fan IKR August 30, 2018 - 5:07 PM


BronzeGod November 15, 2018 - 7:03 AM

There are

3 doodles
4 doodles
even 5


thaintriguing1 December 25, 2018 - 6:11 AM

Yet, many American students are failing

Sara Beth Cox January 23, 2019 - 3:08 AM

wow, when i saw this i was like this is exactly the same article I read. So i know where their source was

cream cherry July 15, 2020 - 9:01 PM

I ❀ to draw!

Teresa Cuzco October 6, 2021 - 7:56 AM

Jk jk