Study Shows Handwriting Beats Laptops for Class Note-Taking
Students looking to get the most out of their lectures should probably leave their laptops at home. Two Princeton psychology researchers studied the success rates of students in quizzes depending on how they took notes in class — handwritten versus typed. Unlike those students who typed their notes — trying to record lectures verbatim — those taking them by hand were forced to be more selective and thus processed more of the information. The writing on the wall? Jot it down.
Source: The Atlantic