Computer-Savvy Students Perform Poorly on Handwritten Compositions, Study Finds

Students who have been taught to write using a computer don't perform as well on composition exams that use paper and pencil, researchers at Boston College have found.

Although the study was conducted on groups of elementary- and secondary-school students, Michael K. Russell, one of the project's lead researchers, said it might apply to the test performance of college students as well.

However, Mr. Russell said the Massachusetts Department of Education,