Students Who Take Notes by Hand Have Higher GPA, Remember More Than Those Who Type on Digital Devices

The following is excerpted from an online article posted by StudyFinds.

Maybe having iPads and computers become a regular part of the classroom isn’t the best idea after all. Kids who write their notes by hand may get higher grades than their peers, according to new research.

A recent poll asked 2,000 parents whether or not they’ve noticed a preference for digital or analog studying habits in their children between six and 18 years old. Although typing (34%) proved slightly more popular than handwriting (30%), the latter group had a higher median GPA (3.2) than the overall average (2.9).

Meanwhile, those who write longhand tend to be more left-brained (73%) – analytical and organized — while those with no preference were most likely to be right-brained or creative and intuitive (21%). Similarly, longhand writers tended to be introverted (75%), while kids with no preference were more extroverted (33%).

The survey was conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Five Star.

“Over the past few years, digital learning has become more of a necessity, with computers and tablets now an essential tool for education,” says Jessica Hodges, vice-president of marketing for Five Star, in a statement. “Even so, studies consistently show that handwriting notes helps students improve their focus and memory recall.”

Source: StudyFinds
https://studyfinds.org/better-grades-handwriting-typing/

Help us reach the next generation of families

Donate
Back to Top

[reposted by] Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has over 35 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

  • About HomeWord

    HomeWord helps families succeed by creating Biblical resources that build strong marriages, confident parents, empowered kids and healthy leaders. Founded by Jim Burns, HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches. Learn More »

  • Support Our Mission

    HomeWord is non-profit, donor supported ministry. If you would like to partner with HomeWord in our effort to help more parents and families you can make a donation. Your investment will allow us to expand this ministry by offering more resources to families and churches in need.

  • Contact Information

    • HomeWord
      PO Box 1600
      San Juan Capistrano, CA
      92693

    • Send us an email

    • 800-397-9725
      (M-F: 8:30am-5pm PST)

Close