Hi Becca, It's interesting what you say about your retaining classroom information in your handwritten notes better than the typed notes. Since handwriting is brain writing, it would probably serve to reason that the neural pathways of the brain are activated when one is handwriting vs. typing. So, the content of what you are handwriting is possibly etched more in the mind because of certain neurons being active while writing. I find this is true for me, too. When I was in college and graduate school, sometimes I would re-write content from my notes onto notecards. Then, I would have the extra experience of etching the concepts into my brain as I made the index cards. I am showing my age here, Becca, because I would not study that way necessarily now - LOL! We did not have the Internet and recording tools that you and your peers have now. A colleague who does handwriting analysis calls this field, "brain prints" which is a pretty accurate description of the role of the brain in handwriting. What subject are you studying in college? If you are taking psychology courses, look up the handwriting analysis expertise. That is how I came across this discipline myself. I was in grad school and a wonderful professor introduced the subject in his biological psychology course. It was so fascinating, I later studied it on my own. You must be in the middle of final exams (or are about done for the semester). Hope all goes well for you! I thought it was great to see you articulate that very thought. My father was a poet and I recall as a child his sitting with a blank piece of paper and his handwriting drafts of poems. He also was an English teacher so he helped me and my brothers with our writing. He had a typewriter, but when he was creating, he always wrote with a pen. This brings nice memories back to me…he was a beautiful writer. I think the younger one is, the less one will be handwriting in the future. Though I love this field, I do understand the need for moving forward with new technology. It is surprising, however, when I receive a handwritten note from a friend or relative. It adds an intimate touch. Lastly, I have the tendency to edit, edit, edit too - LOL! I think that is from my own background where both my parents were English teachers. But perhaps it's the perfectionism thing with me, too. Take care. You have some good insights here. You make me aware that college students today are approaching their studies differently. Wish I had the Internet when I was taking courses - it would have helped tremendously!