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'The unique, complex, spatial and tactile information associated with writing by hand on physical paper is likely what leads to improved memory.'
Writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later.
Considering the key skills of handwriting and spelling
Alex Quigley (National Content Manager for the Education Endowment Foundation) considers the importance of handwriting.
An infographic with some great benefits for you to consider.
What's the evidence?
Considering the case for continuing to write by hand.
"While the education system addresses reading skills, it pays almost no attention to handwriting skills.'
Writing by hand appears to improve our ability to remember things.
Michael Morpurgo reflects.
'Participants who took longhand notes and were able to study them performed significantly better than participants in any of the other conditions.'
Cursive writing, cognitive development and haptics.
The importance of free-form printing.
'Writing by hand strengthens the learning process.'
The relationship between fine motor control and poor handwriting in children with ASD.