Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

I have always believed in the importance of hand writing and although I am an online teacher, I always require my students to do some of the language writing work by hand instead of on the computer.
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.

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