Laptops: the enemy

2392943071_4421c4affaI ban laptop use in my class. I do this because laptop screens greatly distract surrounding students. This is called the halo effect.

It turns out the ban is good for another reason. Apparently, fast typists can write down everything, so thinking is required to take notes. Pen and paper requires some processing of the material, and evidently this leads to better test scores.

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