Handwritten notes vs typed notes

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which is the best way to make notes by typing or writing them. I personally like writing notes but i feel like theyre too time consuming so thats why i type instead
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I prefer to type all of my notes, because that way it's easier to edit/update them, and it also means that I can keep all of my notes together in documents/folders on my laptop, rather than having to search through heavy ring-binders and lever arch folders trying to find the notes I need
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Typed notes are easier to read but I think you learn more when you write because you're thinking about what you're doing as you go.
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which is the best way to make notes by typing or writing them. I personally like writing notes but i feel like theyre too time consuming so thats why i type instead
Handwritten. They're much much better. When you type you usually don't learn while doing it. In handwriting you remember the stuff you write
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HANDWRITTEN. You're not faffing around trying to highlight on the laptop, trying to draw diagrams. And seen as my subjects are fairly diagram based, handwritten notes are a necessity really.
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which is the best way to make notes by typing or writing them. I personally like writing notes but i feel like theyre too time consuming so thats why i type instead
I do both
The more complex topics I write by hand but I print out diagrams and stuff
The benefit of typing up is that it looks much neater, I do this for simple topics.
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I find it easier to type and have done since A-Levels, but I know most people prefer handwritten notes. I assume my preference for typed notes is due to the fact that currently, at university, my notes for exams can (start out, before being condensed/edited) end up being at 10-15 (sometimes more :eek:) pages which would take far too much time to write out by hand. Additionally, I don't write in exams anyway due to my disability (I either type or have a scribe write for me), so that might be why I have a stronger preference for typed notes.

But, y'know, everyone's different.
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which is the best way to make notes by typing or writing them. I personally like writing notes but i feel like theyre too time consuming so thats why i type instead
I heard at University lectures nowdays, students video their lectures ....
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I find it easier to type and have done since A-Levels, but I know most people prefer handwritten notes. I assume my preference for typed notes is due to the fact that currently, at university, my notes for exams can (start out, before being condensed/edited) end up being at 10-15 (sometimes more :eek:) pages which would take far too much time to write out by hand. Additionally, I don't write in exams anyway due to my disability (I either type or have a scribe write for me), so that might be why I have a stronger preference for typed notes.

But, y'know, everyone's different.
If you don't mind me asking, what type of disability do you have?
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which is the best way to make notes by typing or writing them. I personally like writing notes but i feel like theyre too time consuming so thats why i type instead
I always used to write out notes summarizing text books

However now I use resources sheets our teachers give us and I highlight my CGP revision guide. Using these as a set of notes. Then lots of questions and past paper.
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If you don't mind me asking, what type of disability do you have?
Well, I have access to a scribe/computer for my physical disability, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobile type. So if I've recently dislocated shoulders writing can be very difficult for example (I'm also ambidextrous, so sometimes I can just write with the other hand). Having said that, over the years it's gotten worse and writing for even short lengths of time (e.g. ~10 minutes) can be impossible. Sometimes typing can be hard to do as well (hence the scribe in exams) and then I don't type, I just talk at my laptop and it writes what I say.
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Well, I have access to a scribe/computer for my physical disability, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobile type. So if I've recently dislocated shoulders writing can be very difficult for example (I'm also ambidextrous, so sometimes I can just write with the other hand). Having said that, over the years it's gotten worse and writing for even short lengths of time (e.g. ~10 minutes) can be impossible. Sometimes typing can be hard to do as well (hence the scribe in exams) and then I don't type, I just talk at my laptop and it writes what I say.
It must be difficult but you're doing fine so I guess thats what counts
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It must be difficult but you're doing fine so I guess thats what counts
Yeah. It's all about finding what works for you!
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I do a mix; I have handwritten notes and then I make questions based on the handwritten notes in Word and save the questions in specific folders. Then when I revise stuff, I highlight my notes, re-write from memory and then answer the questions that I made on those notes (saving the answers in different folders).

Das what I do
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For me there's something infinitely more satisfying about handwriting it, don't know what. But it feels more fufilling, and i can sort of clutch it and hold it and show it off (does that bit sound awkward? ;L) to other people [because i do creative writing in my notes!].

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I prefer to type all of my notes, because that way it's easier to edit/update them, and it also means that I can keep all of my notes together in documents/folders on my laptop, rather than having to search through heavy ring-binders and lever arch folders trying to find the notes I need
Thats what I like about it but everyone says you only remember stuff if you write them
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Thats what I like about it but everyone says you only remember stuff if you write them
There may be some truth to that, but I didn't have any trouble remembering the information from my typed notes. I handwrite things slowly, so it would've taken me far too long to write out all of my notes several times, which is why I chose to type them and read over them until I remembered them instead
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