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Writing Makes You Smarter



You are not as smart as you could be.

You could be much, much more intelligent than you are.

And then, when you’ve written all you can write and you’ve achieved your desired greatness of intellect, remember: You are not nearly as smart as you could be.


There are a lot of voices out there whispering about how important the act of writing is for cognitive development:


Or perhaps you thought aspects of an individual’s handwriting didn’t matter.

Psychology Today would beg to differ.

So would FYI Living, and Anne Mangen and Jean-Luc Velay in their piece “Digitizing Literacy: Reflections on the Haptics of Writing“.



Scientific research also has a way of accumulating support for the cause of intelligence:


When you are unemployed, are you writing to improve your circumstances? Stefanie P. SperaEric D. Buhrfeind and James W. Pennebaker point to writing efforts you could have been taking in their study “Expressive Writing and Coping with Job Loss“.



Or perhaps you are the kind of person who could be convinced by bloggers like these:





Stop reading.




Go write.


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