Hi, I am in Year 13 and know this is far away, but I was wondering what the best way to take notes in Engineering is (looking to study Aerospace).
I will need to buy a laptop for uni and was thinking of taking notes in One Note, using the ink to math function to draw math equations and stuff on a touchscreen, so One Note converts it to typed math.
Any thoughts? What do you use?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-02-2018 15:59
- 08-02-2018 16:02
I'm a science student and personally the thing I find the most useful is to download a powerpoint version of the lecture, then take notes in the "comments" section below each slide (during the lecture).
Then, when you have time or during revision month/reading weeks type out your notes. Personally i type it out all on Word but One Note seems decent too
- Community Assistant
- 08-02-2018 17:04
The best way will depend on the person, you've likely developed this during your time studying A levels, and from what I remember there is some research to suggest that handwriting notes help you remember better than typing them.
To be honest, most people I know don't take notes during lectures as there are numerous backups for if you don't e.g. Lecture slides are complete, however this won't be the case for every uni or even every class.
- 08-02-2018 17:10
Pen and paper is always the most efficient and convenient way of scribbling down notes, additionally some lecturers, especially in engineering will hand out notes with gaps in for you to fill in during the lectures which will be tricky to do digitally. I bring my laptop into lectures but usually only use it to view lecture slides or do some research, all notes I hand write. I personally find it easier to revise from written notes on paper than from a computer as well.
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- TSR Support Team
- 08-02-2018 18:09
Whatever is easiest - but I would think that most would still use pen and paper, as using a laptop (or other such device) might not be the easiest in a lecture room environment. And many universities provide the notes before the lectures anyway, so you might not need to take detailed notes.