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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Hope your hand has a speedy recovery! Oh yeah, abbreviations are great In Economics for example I write down 'q.o.l' for 'quality of living', phrases that come up a lot etc. Although once, I wrote a 4 letter acronym on my notes and I couldn't remember what it was I also use a gamma-like symbol for 'and' sometimes

    I'm sure there will be online resource available too! And perhaps you could take notes using a laptop then hand write equations and stuff, since they're harder to type up?
    Thanks - I hope it eases up before uni too - I'm doing engineering so I think there might be too much maths to use a computer. (there's nothing more frustrating than typing funny symbols into Microsoft word) but I suppose any lectures that are not maths based a laptop would be good as typing is a lot easier than writing pages of words. Will definitely be making use of the acronyms/shortening words though
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    How are you all planning to make notes next year at university? Because there are no revision guides around or anything... Not sure what I'm going to do haha!

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    I'm gonna record the lectures
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    I'm gonna record the lectures
    Smuggling recording devices to lectures all the way!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Oh **** that's true lol

    Guess I'll have to take notes during lecture in my own shortened way

    Yeah I think we'll all figure it out along the way. Storing notes is going to be a huge problem as well :L I'm not the best at keeping things like notes in order...
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    Yeah I think we'll all figure it out along the way. Storing notes is going to be a huge problem as well :L I'm not the best at keeping things like notes in order...
    Damn it lmao hadn't thought about it at all

    I think I'll buy a book for each module (bio of cells, chem, Physics, Maths), different colours

    And just write in them... Idk
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    Thanks - I hope it eases up before uni too - I'm doing engineering so I think there might be too much maths to use a computer. (there's nothing more frustrating than typing funny symbols into Microsoft word) but I suppose any lectures that are not maths based a laptop would be good as typing is a lot easier than writing pages of words. Will definitely be making use of the acronyms/shortening words though
    There's always the maths equation thing on Microsoft Word but handwriting equations is always faster I love typing equations on Word though, Cambria is such a nice font and it looks amazing when it's done right :coma:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Damn it lmao hadn't thought about it at all

    I think I'll buy a book for each module (bio of cells, chem, Physics, Maths), different colours

    And just write in them... Idk
    I love how casual that was haha I don't like all this responsibility! I think notes are going to go in an exercise book and then my practise work will go on paper maybe????
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    How are you all planning to make notes next year at university? Because there are no revision guides around or anything... Not sure what I'm going to do haha!

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    I'm probably going to take my iPad to lectures because it'll all automatically transfer to my laptop... not sure if handwriting will make me remember it more though?
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    There's always the maths equation thing on Microsoft Word but handwriting equations is always faster I love typing equations on Word though, Cambria is such a nice font and it looks amazing when it's done right :coma:
    Oh I've been wondering for ages what the font was when you type equations into word. I once typed some further maths homework in it and I half wanted to print 2 copies out so I could submit one and just look at the other one's beauty. It was a nightmare typing it out though :lol:
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    (Original post by blamethenargles)
    I'm probably going to take my iPad to lectures because it'll all automatically transfer to my laptop... not sure if handwriting will make me remember it more though?
    Yeah - I always find writing it out makes the stuff I'm learning sink in more. I just don't want to get too bogged down in writing it out that I don't listen to everything in the lecture/miss some important information.
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    that beautiful feeling of imminent doom
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    Yeah - I always find writing it out makes the stuff I'm learning sink in more. I just don't want to get too bogged down in writing it out that I don't listen to everything in the lecture/miss some important information.
    Yeah, that's what I'm worried about! I'm not that slow a writer but I don't know how fast they're going to speak and I need to be able to get everything I need! I'm not used to writing notes on a computer though, I've always written everything down!
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    (Original post by noumenon)
    that beautiful feeling of imminent doom

    Optimism feels better
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Optimism feels better
    i'm not knocking it, nevertheless i'm still scared ****less
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    (Original post by blamethenargles)
    Yeah, that's what I'm worried about! I'm not that slow a writer but I don't know how fast they're going to speak and I need to be able to get everything I need! I'm not used to writing notes on a computer though, I've always written everything down!
    I think you get copies of the lecture notes at most unis so you could annotate them instead of writing new notes, and then make your own notes later on? I think thats what I'm gonna do
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    (Original post by cerlohee)
    I think you get copies of the lecture notes at most unis so you could annotate them instead of writing new notes, and then make your own notes later on? I think thats what I'm gonna do
    If that's the case then that would save me a lot of time! I'd probably still make my own notes later on just for revision purposes but lecture notes would be so useful!!
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    (Original post by cerlohee)
    I think you get copies of the lecture notes at most unis so you could annotate them instead of writing new notes, and then make your own notes later on? I think thats what I'm gonna do
    I think a lot of lecturers leave gaps in the notes to make sure you turn up and listen rather than just take the notes home.
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    (Original post by blamethenargles)
    If that's the case then that would save me a lot of time! I'd probably still make my own notes later on just for revision purposes but lecture notes would be so useful!!
    You can print off the lecture slides to take in with you and make notes alongside to write up later - and I find A4 notepad and ring binders to be the best for storing notes - I have one ring binder for each module.

    Its very different from college but you find what works best for you quickly enough.

    Good luck to all
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    (Original post by _Caz_)
    I love how casual that was haha I don't like all this responsibility! I think notes are going to go in an exercise book and then my practise work will go on paper maybe????
    So many choices

    Hadn't thought about practise work :lol:

    I will have to see how it's all set out and then find a way that works
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    So many choices

    Hadn't thought about practise work :lol:

    I will have to see how it's all set out and then find a way that works

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