Laptop and notebook applications have made a pen and paper become "antique" things. However, the type of material with keyboard does not improve the ability to learn like when you choose to record by hand and pen.
Researchers at Princeton University and the University of California at Los Angeles found, rather than typing them, the people who wrote by hand is capable of capturing the lessons better, retain information longer, and more easily understand new ideas.
"Writing by hand made brain function associated with study skills become sharper than when typing," said Kenneth Kiewra educational psychologist at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, who studied the differences in writing and setting information.
"Writing hand is a fairly dynamic process," said Michael Friedman cognitive psychologist at Harvard University, "you reprocess what you hear in your mind."
But today, almost all students, especially students, have a "portable computer". Typing with the keyboard also seemed to have been part of higher education.
No doubt, most people are typing on a laptop lessons could write more in a shorter time than people who write with a pen or pencil, the researchers analysis.
Students are typing with the keyboard can record 33 words per minute, while the students who wrote the hands of only 22 words per minute.
Although recorded by hand longer, researchers at Washington University in St Louis found that students who notes with handwriting can remember the lesson study longer than students who notes using the keyboard.
The researchers report, the study involved 80 students and has been published in the Journal of Educational Psychology.
Researchers found that people who recorded with keyboards tend to forget about the material recorded within 24 hours. Instead, they are recorded by hand could remember the course material longer, even up to a week later.
According to the researchers, writing by hand to make the brain more organized in the recording memory, so the memory of that written material become longer.
In three experiments during 2014, psychologist Pam A. Mueller of Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton and UCLA never tested 67 students are currently writing material either via the keyboard or pen. Then, the students were tested on the material a week later after being given the opportunity to review their records.
As a result, students who use hand writing words less on their records, but tend to think more intensely about the material they write, and digest it thoroughly, the researchers said in Psychological Science.
"Writing with hand help you learn," said Dr. Oppenheimer.