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For better learning – take notes by hand, not electronically

A study published in Psychological Science suggests that even when computers are really being used to take notes in the classroom (and not to check Facebook or shop!), students still learn better when they take notes by hand. Why? Researchers suggest that it may be because students who type tend towards transcription, while those who handwrite are processing as they listen in order to use fewer words.

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