What do you use to take notes in class - page 2

by Raggmop02 1,928 Views | 24 Comments

Hello everyone, I am wondering what you guys use to take notes during class. Do youprefer the typical way to take notes with paper and pen? Or do you use laptops? I am not a very fast typist so this would probably not work for... Read More


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    Thanks soxgirl. I usually do this but I end up writing chicken scratch and end up having to re-write or type my notes afterwards. Seems like to much time spent on it when I could be studying.
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    I, too,print the PPTs, 3 slides to a page, and write my notes there as the teacher goes along. It's what works best for me. I don't type fast enough to do it on the computer. There are a few people who do though. I will highlight certain things in the book as well if the teacher really stresses it.
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    I also have the PP 3 to a page and my book open in case I need to put a tab or highlight there too.
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    Thanks everybody. You guys are super!!!
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    Thanks Devon Rex. I have seen people do that in some of my classes. I do the reading but don't seem to remember enough of what I read to know exactly what part of the book I read it in so that I can highlight it. Lol! Any tricks you would like to share with me on how to do that?Sandra
    In my experience, most of my professors follow the sequence of the book so it isn't hard at all to keep up if I've pre-read. I do have one instructor who jumps all over the place and I gave up highlighter with her all together and write on the power points.
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    Makes sense. Thanks for the tip Stephalump.


    Sandra
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    I use a laptop, but we are required to have laptops in class and do a lot of group work in class on google docs.
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    Thanks miiki!
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    I used the smart pen Live Scribe and "Loved it" you can draw pictures too and go back and listen to what was said while you were drawing the heart or whatever. I also liked that I could slow down the play back a practice how to pronounce a word. I had one pen and a notebook/pad for each class. Each semester I would just tear out the old and continue to use my same 2-3 books till I ran out of paper. Good Luck
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    Everyone in my class types away on laptops or tablets. But I'm old fashioned. I still print out the powerpoints (4 slides to a page) and handwrite notes with pens and highlighters. I find it's the process of actually writing down the notes that helps me retain the information. Do whatever works for you. Everyone studies differently.
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