I read this article recently about a study they did about the difference in retention of taking notes by hand or using a laptop or other such electronic device.
Some would think that using an electronic device to take notes would be better because you can type faster than you can write and thus get more of the content into your notes for further review.
However what they found was that in order to take notes by hand you had to, basically, process/sort the information and determine what was important to take note of. This processing aids in the retention of the information.
It’s a short read, so I recommend you hopping over there and reading it (or at least scanning through it). I found it a valuable use of my time.
Until next time, God bless,