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I've often heard that taking notes helps remember information, even if you don't read it again. Here's an article that sites studies that supports this. For this to happen must the note taking be done by hand or can it be typed on a computer? For people familiar with the Android app Swype, does taking notes with it help remember information?

I'm curious what methods of note taking help people remember because dyslexic people may have difficulty writing by hand.

closed as off-topic by user5582, Flimzy, rjzii, Oddthinking Nov 21 '13 at 1:07

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    Do you have a notable claim you'd like us to examine? Unless someone has claimed that it must be done by hand, there's nothing here for us to examine... – Flimzy Nov 20 '13 at 23:07
  • That's my question: has anyone claimed it must be done by hand? – Celeritas Nov 20 '13 at 23:14
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    Then your question is off-topic here. This site is for examining notable claims. – Flimzy Nov 20 '13 at 23:15
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    Why You Learn More Effectively by Writing Than Typing is such a claim; I don't know whether the claim is true, nor how it may be relevant to dyslexic people. Also Writing by hand better for learning, study shows and maybe others. – ChrisW Nov 20 '13 at 23:24
  • @ChrisW: Thanks for finding those. I considered taking one of those claims and editing it into the question, but I figure the OP isn't challenging those, and would probably accept them as an answer, because this isn't a Skeptics.SE question, but a general research question. Closing. – Oddthinking Nov 21 '13 at 1:06

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