Kids Who Handwrite Their Notes May Get Higher Grades Than Their Peers Who Use Digital Approach
Remember when your teacher would make you copy lengthy notes off the chalkboard?
A recent poll asked 2,000 parents whether or not they’ve noticed a preference for digital or analog studying habits in their children ages 6-18.
Although typing proved slightly more popular than handwriting, the latter group was estimated to have a higher median GPA than the overall average.
The study also found other interesting facts between analog and digital kids.
Meanwhile, those who write longhand were described as more left-brained (73%) – analytical and organized — while those with no preference were most likely to be considered right-brained, or creative and intuitive (21%).
Similarly, longhand writers tended to be introverted, while kids with no preference were more extroverted.
Regardless of personality differences, 53% of parents feel their child’s grades have improved since the 2019-2020 school year – although parents of longhand writers (87%) noticed the most improvement overall.
Kids who handwrite their notes seemed more successful in remembering information they’ve read (98% vs. 67% average) and finishing assignments on time (74% vs 55% average).
Top 10 Most Frequently Used School Supplies!
- Laptop – 37%
- Pens/pencils – 35%
- Calculator – 34%
- Notebooks/paper – 33%
- Smartphone – 31%
- Tablet – 30%
- Highlighters – 30%
- Binders – 30%
- Paper planners – 29%
- Folders – 29%