I was inspired to ask this by Nursingblue's question about reading notes. My worry about nursing school
(I'm applying right now) is lecture notes. In my previous stints at school I was an English major, and never took notes at all--I found that I either took so many that I missed most of what the teacher was saying, or took so few they made no sense to me when I re-read them! But I got away with it because the grades mostly depended on papers, not exams.
And when I did take some pre-reqs last summer, my old problem remained and I still didn't take decent notes, but this time I got away with it because the teachers lectured almost directly from the textbooks.
So, I'm wondering if anyone has tried recording lectures to replay later. Are most teachers okay with being recorded? Are the recordings actually helpful, or do they just make a lot of work?
Or does anyone have any other tips for in-class note-taking?