Beware Students : Throw your laptops away because A pen is mightier than Keyboard.

As the technology is progressing, the laptops have become compact and easy to carry. With the development of advanced tablets and laptops the ideology of typing notes has increased which has led to the felling that writing the notes is considered as an old fashioned way.

But it turns out that there are more advantages taking notes the old fashioned way. Yes, I agree that typing is a lot faster and easier – which comes in handy when you have to jot down large pieces of information.

Pam A. Mueller of Princeton University and Daniel M. Oppenheimer of the University of California, Los Angeles sought to test how note-taking by hand or by computer affects learning.

Their research shows that laptops and tablets have a tendency to be distracting — it’s so easy to click over to Facebook in that dull lecture. And the study also shows that the slower you are in taking the notes the better it is for your understanding.

Mueller said that ” When people type their notes, they have this tendency to try to take verbatim notes and write down as much of the lecture as they can.” Mueller also added that ” The students who were taking longhand notes in our studies were forced to be more selective — because you can’t write as fast as you can type. And that extra processing of the material that they were doing benefited them”

So when students look back to their notes on their computer they are unable to process un necessary information whereas Students when they look back into their handwritten notes have precise and concise information.

The students who take handwritten notes out performed the students who took notes on their devices in all the three studies.

Do you support handwritten notes or typed notes? Let us know your preference in the comment section. 

Here is the detailed report:

The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking

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