Give ‘Em All Laptops

By Deane Barker on January 21, 2005

Can you think better when you’re typing?: I absolutely believe this to be true. If I have to write longhand, I write with all the prose of a third-grader stoned on pixie-sticks. I maintain that my essay question scores in college would have been triple what they were had I been able to type them on a laptop instead of writing them out.

According to one researcher, kids who were bad at handwriting did worse in tests — not because they were stupid, but because the mere act of enforced handwriting chewed up too much processing power, leaving them little left over to focus on the intellectual task.

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