Write to remember

We’re all so used to using technology for everything that it’s easy to forget there are benefits to the analog way of life, too.

One important thing to remember is the pen can still be as important as Microsoft Word.

Studies have shown that when we write notes by hand, we have to coordinate verbal and movement systems in our brain which can help us learn new information better.

The fact that we can’t keep up as easily as when we are typing, means we need to come up with our own way of encoding the information – which leads to a better memory of what’s being said.

Today, leave the laptop on your desk when you head to a meeting and bring a pen instead. It might make all the difference when it comes time to use that information again.

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

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