Taking notes on a laptop does not improve a student’s learning

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Contrary to popular belief, taking notes on a laptop has actually been proven to not improve a student’s learning. It has in fact been proven that handwriting is better for a student’s learning, as it slows down the process of note taking.

Using a laptop to take down every word a teacher says during a lesson doesn’t require any critical thinking, whereas handwriting forces a student to think critically and ask question to write down the most important takeaways from the class. This extra effort required when taking notes by hand solidifies the information into a student’s memory and therefore improves their learning.

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