student studying on books

We know that creating hand-written study notes is a surefire way to maximize your study efforts. It turns passively reading over notes into an active endeavor that uses multiple senses and helps to improve recall. But just how do you create study notes, and what should you look for? The main thing to remember when […]

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Close up of hands writing study notes

What do your fingers and hands have to do with how well you remember what you study? New research shows that the physical act of handwriting stimulates critical activity in specific areas of the brain that develop a sort of visual memory of words and letters. In the study, researchers asked two groups to learn an […]

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Little girl hand writing on paper in class

It shouldn’t surprise you that many university students can’t remember how to form cursive letters… Their argument is that  handwriting skills are essentially irrelevant because the majority of the time, student work is done on the computer. Some schools are even doing away with teaching cursive handwriting beyond the primary grades, preferring to  focus on […]

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