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    (Original post by invictus_veritas)
    That's bull****.

    If you can type properly it's much quicker to type than write. In a lecture I can type around 4500 words in 50 minutes and I am by far the fastest typer there, but the fastest writer would probably not be able to do half that.
    Thanks for that.

    Like I said. It's personal preference. I find it more beneficial to write words that mean a subject or topic that I can refer back too. Other people find it better to type.

    That's what I was trying to get at.
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    (Original post by MikeeyMon)
    Thanks for that.

    Like I said. It's personal preference. I find it more beneficial to write words that mean a subject or topic that I can refer back too. Other people find it better to type.

    That's what I was trying to get at.

    yeah no sorry I had just woken up and said that a little more harshly than I meant to, what I meant was that your generalisation that it's faster to write than type was completely wrong because if someone can both write and type properly then they will be able to type significantly faster.
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    hand write
    it looks nicer and you can make is all coloured
    plus i cba to try and work out where the printer is in my house.
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    (Original post by invictus_veritas)
    yeah no sorry I had just woken up and said that a little more harshly than I meant to, what I meant was that your generalisation that it's faster to write than type was completely wrong because if someone can both write and type properly then they will be able to type significantly faster.
    Ah no worries pal. Dont worry about it.

    Oh yeah, I agree with what you said - Completely true. Just I mean with people who can write notes, can get more information down than typing. Depending on the person.

    But yeah, No problem pal.
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    (Original post by Cinqueta)
    As the title, which one is better?
    Depends on various factors:

    * Your typing - writing speeds
    * Your subject (something like science would require more diagrams and would probably be better hand-written)
    * Your PC connection (Are you always able to add more or change notes on your pc? Or can you only use your pc at limited time?

    I personally would write them up because I can more easily do that in the lecture and you can more easily draw diagrams, mind maps,... You would need a different program every time if you want to do it on pc (one for writing, one for diagrams, one for mind maps,...)

    Also when you write, most people take longer to write and therefore remember things more easily. I type fast and for that reason I seem to forget things easier rather than when I hand-write them.
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    I like to write notes by hand, as I find that it gets into my head a lot easier. But everyone's different.
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      I also tend to do both.

      I type it up, but then I'll handwrite summary notes.
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      I prefer to write mine by hand. When I'm reading them back it makes it easier to remember and concentrate, whereas if I typed them up I sort of switch off and only look at the shapes of the words...that sounds mental but there you go.
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      Usually I remember more if I write by hand. I usually do that. But I'm not used to writing by hand anymore, and I get a cramp really easily! Really annoying.
     
     
     
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