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    Hi, I'll be beginning my A-Level studies soon and was wondering how you guys took your notes in class, for example, did you have four separate note books for each subject?

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    You are going to most likely get SO many different answers for this...but I personally was forced into using ring binders for all subjects except for maths. I would personally get a refill pad and binders.
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    Depending on the subject, I have work books for the class based notes and am expected to use a separate work book outside of the classes. In the other subjects, I am expected to have a dedicated work book for each module.

    On top of that, I am expected to give in my notes occasionally to prove that my note taking is up to scratch so if you go to a college like mine then make sure that your notes are detailed.

    Like the first answer, I would urge you to buy at least one ring binder for each subject and at least one A4 refill pads for each module.
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    Thanks guys!

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    I had four small folders for each of my subjects then a couple of big ring binders at home to transfer stuff to when they got full. I liked that system but it's not for everyone.

    Most of my friends just carried round one big ring binder but it wouldn't fit int their bags so I wouldn't like that
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    I had one refill pad for all my subjects, then when I got home each day transferred my notes into the right folder (one folder for each subject), I walk to school so don't want a really heavy bag. It worked ok
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    Personally I used a lever arch file with a different section for each subject. I saw people in my year carrying around four separate folders and it looked painful. Keep a notebook [I just got the ones from WHSmith bc they are the b e s t] in the front of your folder so you always have enough paper, and after each term file the work from that term away in your room/somewhere safe so you have enough room but still have everything ready to revise from later. I remember how much I had to file away after Christmas. Wow. Organisation is vvvvvv important so just keep on top of everything! Good lucccck
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    I used lever arch file for the essay subjects and ring binder for maths. I filled them all up. Oh and lots of refill pads, dividers for each topic, plastic wallets and spec at the beginning of each folder.
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    (Original post by Dhibla)
    I used lever arch file for the essay subjects and ring binder for maths. I filled them all up. Oh and lots of refill pads, dividers for each topic, plastic wallets and spec at the beginning of each folder.
    I kept maths in my level arch file with everything else, I just used square paper instead of lined c:
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    Did you guys carry a note pad for each of your subjects (4)? Or write your notes in one note pad?
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    I bought a pack of 50 A4 orange exercise books off the internet and had one for each teacher per unit for Biology, Chemistry and Physics (and just brought in the 3 exercise books that were relevant to the teachers I had that day and kept full ones at home), and then one for general classwork e.g. topic vocab, grammar, discursive essays and literary essays for Russian (and the book I brought into school each day depended on what we were doing each lesson e.g. we did grammar on Mondays, topic work on Tuesday etc.)
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    Did you guys carry a note pad for each of your subjects (4)? Or write your notes in one note pad?


    I can't really comment for myself as I use my tablet to take all my notes, apart from maths! But my super-organised friend uses a a separate notepad for each subject, and I think without my tablet that's what I'd do as well (with a ring binder for maths, maybe).
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    I used a laptop for the most part - but I did bring a notepad for occasions that required it. I suppose it depends on what subjects you're taking - for subjects like maths, a laptop is a bit useless.
 
 
 
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