Benefits of Using Paper

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From printing, to notetaking, drawing, letter writing, and making “The Office” references, we love paper. I’ve gathered a list of the top reasons why I personally love to use paper. What are your top reasons for using paper?

1. Notetaking on paper

Taking notes with pen and paper often leads to better results. When taking notes by hand, you are more likely to synthesize and process information. Taking notes on a computer can often lead to mindlessly transcribing. Another study shows that when someone has an electronic device in front of them, they may appear less engaged. Try taking notes at your next meeting and see the difference!

2. Improving productivity

I tend to do most of my work on the computer, but there are always distractions: emails, chats, and technical difficulties. When it is time to really focus the best thing to do is take out a pen a paper. Working with pen and paper stops me from trying to multi-task and allows me to focus on one thing. Not only does working with paper free me from distractions, but it also stimulates part of the brain that filters through information and helps my memory.

3. Sending handwritten notes

When was the last time you received a handwritten note? Handwritten notes are rare and memorable. Taking the time to write out a nice message shows care and establishes a personal connection. Emails, posts, and texts, while convenient, don’t show the same amount of care.

4. Supporting Hammermill paper supports St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital

Hammermill paper has been supporting and raising awareness about St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital for ten years. St. Jude Children’s® Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Hammermill Paper helps St. Jude’s kids picture brighter futures.

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Sources

1. Hammermill®. “Why Handwritten Note-taking Leads to Better Results”. www.hammermill.com/blog/why-handwritten-note-taking-leads-to-better-results. Accessed 20 December 2021.

2. Hammermill®. “The best app for productivity? Try pen and paper.”. www.hammermill.com/blog/paper-for-productivity-0. Accessed 20 December 2021.

3. Hammermill®. “The Power of the Handwritten Note”. www.hammermill.com/blog/handwritten-note. Accessed 20 December 2021.

4. Hammermill®. “Celebrate Giving Tuesday with Us”. www.hammermill.com/blog/celebrating-giving-tuesday-with-hammermill. Accessed 20 December 2021.