Do you take notes with a laptop or pen and paper?

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I was just wondering if you prefer to take notes with pen and paper or take a laptop to your lecture?
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I was just wondering if you prefer to take notes with pen and paper or take a laptop to your lecture?
Pen and paper in my opinion it helps me understand more


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pen and paper.

I remember that I typed up all of my GCSE history notes only to realise at the end that it didn't help me take any of it in

edit: didn't realise this was the uni forum :getmecoat:
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Pen/Paper.


Dont understand how anyone can make notes with a laptop.
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Pen and paper
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Pen and paper. I took notes on my laptop for around 3 weeks when I first started uni, but the flexibility of pen & paper is far better for quickly taking notes that actually make sense to me.
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I memorize everything cuz im smart :ahee:
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I was just wondering if you prefer to take notes with pen and paper or take a laptop to your lecture?
Hello

To be honest it depends how much I am taking down in a lecture - if it's small, quick notes then I use pen and paper and rewrite them at a later date.
However, if it's a lecture where i'll be taking loads, I use my iPad Mini - best decision I ever made!
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I hate people who use laptops in lectures. Especially if they sit in front of me, because those screens are so bloody distracting. If you're using a laptop and you're not sitting near the back, you are fully entitled to get a pen thrown at your head.

I don't really take notes; I can pretty much just stare at the PowerPoint slide and remember to a fair level of detail what is on it and what the don at the front of the class has said about it. I'd then go home and revise it.


Wot?

Some allow you to print out the slides before the lecture so that they can be narrated whilst inside.

...but wot?
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I was just wondering if you prefer to take notes with pen and paper or take a laptop to your lecture?
Pen and paper every time!
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Pen and paper, and print off the lecture slides and add notes as I go along.
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My handwriting is horrible (to the extent that I had to type my A level exams!) so I'm planning to take my laptop to lectures when I go to uni this year. Hopefully it won't be too unusual.
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I'm starting University in September and on the information they gave us for our course they said they do encourage bringing in laptop for notes but I can't stand the idea of carrying my laptop into Uni each time! I would feel much more comfortable with pen and paper but wasn't sure if using a laptop was like the absolute 'done' thing in Uni.
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(Original post by BrionyBea)
I'm starting University in September and on the information they gave us for our course they said they do encourage bringing in laptop for notes but I can't stand the idea of carrying my laptop into Uni each time! I would feel much more comfortable with pen and paper but wasn't sure if using a laptop was like the absolute 'done' thing in Uni.
Laptops for notes in lectures is not the done thing at uni.

However, bringing laptops into uni to do work on outside of class is very common.
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In the rare occasions I attended lectures- pen and paper.
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pen and paper.
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I take notes with a pen and paper. With a laptop it's really easy to get distracted, but i guess it depends on the type of person. I know friends who bring laptops and edit lecture presentations with annotations whilst the lecture is going on. X


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Wow, about 3/4 of my biomed year 1 group take notes (or just watch) on laptops/tablets. I always thought laptops were the done thing at uni. I didn't realise so many other people also preferred pen and paper 🤣 could I ask someone what you do when you need to revise in uni?
1. Do you being specific notes, or all of your notes in a folder, or just flashcards? Because I keep getting caught out in uni with no access to my notes and this is why I'm here in the first place, because I'm considering buying a laptop so I don't have to keep using the uni computers.
2. What does everyone do about diagrams, charts, tables, pictures, etc? I can only quickly sketch very simple diagrams, do I thought having a laptop would help me screenshot/snip. Or do you print & stick them?
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(Original post by Emma5649)
Wow, about 3/4 of my biomed year 1 group take notes (or just watch) on laptops/tablets. I always thought laptops were the done thing at uni. I didn't realise so many other people also preferred pen and paper 🤣 could I ask someone what you do when you need to revise in uni?
1. Do you being specific notes, or all of your notes in a folder, or just flashcards? Because I keep getting caught out in uni with no access to my notes and this is why I'm here in the first place, because I'm considering buying a laptop so I don't have to keep using the uni computers.
2. What does everyone do about diagrams, charts, tables, pictures, etc? I can only quickly sketch very simple diagrams, do I thought having a laptop would help me screenshot/snip. Or do you print & stick them?
Research repeatedly shows that pen and paper aids understanding and recall loads better than laptop notes do - in any case, you've asked a very good question but in a very old thread which will likely be closed. You should make a new thread in the relevant forum asking this question!
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