Tuesday, June 14, 2016
How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain
Over the years I came upon students and parents who disagreed with this requirement for an online course and they challenged this type of assignments. I have always replied that the use of handwriting is very important for supporting and promoting a well rounded acquisition of a new language code since it stimulates the brain in a unique way.
I am glad that now I have some more evidence for supporting my stand on this specific matter.
The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain: Studies show that note-taking with pen or pencil is critical to processing and representing information, something that students lose when tapping on a keyboard.