A notebook ( notepad , writing pad , drawing pad , legal pad) is a small book or binder of paper pages, often ruled, used for purposes such as recording notes or memoranda, writing, drawing or scrapbooking .
Handwritten notes engage more of the senses. The brain is more active, so the learning process is enhanced. Researchers in this arena are studying the way our minds and bodies interact in the learning process.
Features of handwritten notes and their use
You can organize your work easily.
They are not easy to erase or edit, but are still a functional way to note down smaller tasks.
Your brain is made to work faster than you write when you take down handwritten notes.
Disadvantages of handwritten notes
Making longer edits can be a strenuous and a time consuming task.
Handwritten notes are likely to fade away with time and weather conditions.
They need to be maintained and cannot be backed up without the use of technology.
If your handwriting is not legit, there will be no clarity about the information retained.
The information retained through handwritten notes must be done with physical objects, like books and papers, that can get damaged easily.
You cannot write down a bundle of information using this method.
It can be physically strenuous to write and process information that is plenty.
E-Notes on the other hand can also be called ELECTRONIC NOTES which have these characteristics
2. Files can be accessed anywhere
3. Notes are save and secure
4. The process is fast
Handwritten notes result in an increase in knowledge, retention, and learning.
They aren’t easier. They aren’t faster. They aren’t as legible. They can make your hand hurt. And your dog can eat them.
But you should take them anyway. Sure, make digital copies later; just don’t neglect the handwritten ones.
And students don’t reach world-class academic status without some difficult exercise either. So take a step back technologically the next time you sit down in a lecture. Close the computer, pull out the notebook (the one with paper, not a keyboard), and slowly but surely work the muscles of your brain into better shape. Your grades will thank you.