Why Handwriting is Important

17 Jun

Someone at work just shared an article with me about the importance of handwriting.  I’ve always felt strongly that it is in fact important.  I remember being in college and writing down my notes during a lecture. There is science showing that writing your notes down actually helps us to remember the information better than just reading it.  A new study is showing that handwriting helps activate a part of our brain for learning.

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades,” by New York Times writer Maria Konnikova, talks about the studies associated with these findings.  I found the article fascinating and worth reading as messages are being sent more and more through electronic devices.  It also reminds me to journal my thoughts and write that thank you card.  There is science proving it’s good for my brain!

How do you feel about handwriting?  Do you think it’s important?

xoxo

Jennifer

 

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