Note Taking: Writing Ergonomics

Note Taking: Writing Ergonomics

Updated Apr 29, 2020

Welcome to our series on Note Taking Skills, and this program on Writing Ergonomics, or the physical aspects of writing. You saw in the previous program that the average speaking rate is about 150 words per minute, whereas the average handwriting speed is about 25 words per minute. So something has to give when you're taking notes by hand. We know you can't turn everyone into a stenographer or a court reporter, but what can you do?