College Students Retain Info Better When Writing With Pen and Paper Than When Using Computers

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by Ellie Bothwell Survey of students across 10 countries suggests handwriting and printed books have advantages over digital materials University students find it easier to retain information when using books and handwriting notes rather than computers, according to a survey of European and Asian students. A study of almost 650 students from 10 countries found that while computers often dominate teaching and learning at universities, students still see the benefits of reading and writing with paper. The research, Students’ use of paper and pen versus digital media in university environments for writing and reading, surveyed undergraduates and postgraduates in Italy, […]
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