In a Business Insider article, they quote some research from Princeton University and the University of California on why handwriting is better for learning. One of the reasons is that it is slower than typing, so we have to think of ways to summarise, take representative quotes and ask questions to understand. This extra effort aids in memory retention and fuller understanding.
Mueller and Oppenheimer conclude that for students, “transcrib[ing] lectures verbatim rather than processing information and reframing it in their own words is detrimental to learning.”
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Perhaps this is one of the reasons why journals and notepads are still popular and one of the best sellers in the promotional products industry (custom branded of course). We have loads of options in varying sizes and materials that can be custom branded.