Handwriting notes provides your brain with the stimulation it needs to form neural connections, that help us to learn and remember nuggets of information. According to Writing and Memory Retention | Success By Design – successbydesignplanners:
“Writing helps memory because it forces us to slow down and be more intentional…”
On the other hand, digital platforms are mostly portable, easily accessible, and able to hold all our notes in one place.
The importance of handwriting
According to Why is handwriting still important in the digital age? – Blog (penheaven.co.uk), handwriting comes with numerous cognitive benefits.
It strengthens our reading and language processing skills, and it decreases the pace at which our train of thought is running. Writers can think about the words that they use, and in addition, handwriting can improve one’s memory. Research has proven that those who handwrite their notes, remember the meaning more than those who type their notes digitally.
According to Writing and Memory Retention | Success By Design – successbydesignplanners, psychology professors at Washington University found that those who type their notes have retained the information, but only for 24 hours. Those handwriting their notes were able to organise it and think freely about it.
Taking handwriting to a digit level
There are many digital innovations that allow users to handwrite their notes both online and offline. Some examples are the Remarkable2, the Huion note recorder, and the Kindle Scribe.
According to Huion Note X10 Smart Digital Electronic Notebook with Pen | Huion Official Store: Drawing Tablets, Pen Tablets, Pen Display, and Led Light Pad– allow you to digitise your handwritten notes and sketch online. It does this by mimicking paper notes. Also, replacement notebooks are available.
The Remarkable2 (reMarkable 2 | reMarkable) is advertised to feel like paper. Users can take handwritten notes, take notes on PDF, and can organise their notes all on one device. Further to this, according to Kindle Scribe | The first Kindle for reading and writing. Features a 10.2-inch, 300 ppi Paperwhite display and includes Basic Pen | 16 GB : Amazon.co.uk: Everything Else, the Kindle Scribe allows users to make notes and annotations directly on kindle books.
1) Writing and Memory Retention | Success By Design – successbydesignplanners