two of my A levels are Biology and Economics and despite enjoying them very much I have a slight worry when it comes to the technical aspects of the subject. As I use a laptop due to appalling handwriting -trust me it's awful- I have a laptop concession in lessons and exams. In regards to the respective subjects when writing long answers in biology where I have to use measurements or chemical symbols writing numbers to the power of seems to be a problem on my computer. An easy example is "H20". My teacher has assured me that this is nothing to worry about but my teachers aren't always the most reliable when it comes to this stuff. Same goes for economics. I have to quickly hand draw and reference my graphs in my questions which isn't so bad except I don't get extra time or any other SEN priorities so time really is not on my side. I was wondering if anyone has any innovative ways around this or has experienced the same things.
Regards, Puerile Pupil.
Laptop concessions for Biology and Economics (A level) Watch
- Thread Starter
- 12-10-2017 09:45
- 12-10-2017 10:02
Look for keyboard shortcuts for subscripts and superscripts...it's pretty easy to find after a quick google search. I don't know what programme you use, I always write up my notes in google docs. The keyboard shortcuts are "Ctrl + ." and "Ctrl + ,". As for any other hard to find symbols, again copy and paste from a quick search.
If I have to hand-draw graphs, I do a quick sketch and then take a picture from my android phone (nexus 5x). Because I use google drive, it automatically updates my google photos, so I can quickly insert an image into google docs without even having to send an email to myself and all that jazz...it's a life-changer but only really works if you have an android phone :| Hope it helps!