Here’s Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter

Typing is fast.

Handwriting is slow.

Weirdly, that’s precisely why handwriting is better suited to learning.

This article makes a good argument for taking class notes the old fashioned way–and for hand written notes and flash cards being the best study tool when preparing for a test. While apps and websites like quizlet are convenient, the act of writing effectively imprints information in the brain. Handwritten notes can be a a tough sell for students though, and for those with learning disabilities writing things out by hand may not be better suited to learning, depending on the student’s learning profile. But there are other ways to apply this same concept. The idea is to be an active learner and interact with the material as much as possible. Full engagement!