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    A battle of the pens and keyboards

    From handwriting to tablets, students have many ways to take notes, and the choice seems unimportant and insignificant. But new findings show the choice of note taking is not just about comfort, but also how to register information in the brain. In a study conducted by Pam Muller of Princeton University and Daniel Oppenheimer of UCLA, researchers found college students taking notes by hand perform better in recalling information than students who type their notes. This phenomenon is known as the encoding hypothesis that finds people process information when they write it down. Many students agree technology may distract and hinder them from learning in the classroom. Joshua Megnauth, a…