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i'm doing my alevels right now, and was just wondering whether people find it easier to hand write or type their notes at uni?

i'm going to be doing psychology

if most people say type then i deffo need a new laptop because mine's battery life is shocking skjskjs
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First years love writing everything down, definitely easier to use a laptop.

However some people find that notes stick in your head more if you hand write them.

I did my reading notes on a computer but lectures by hand.
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ahh okay that makes sense, i feel like i'll most likely take lecture notes by hand too
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First years love writing everything down, definitely easier to use a laptop.

However some people find that notes stick in your head more if you hand write them.

I did my reading notes on a computer but lectures by hand.
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ahh okay that makes sense, i feel like i'll most likely take lecture notes by hand too
Reading for me was 100s of pages a week. Doing all the notes by hand was just so time consuming. A 50 minute lecture doesn't have nearly as much material in it. I think that's the most effective way of doing it.
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typing is easiest for most people as you can then edit them easily after the lecturer and can do things shorthand during to save you time
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Uni life seems wild
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Reading for me was 100s of pages a week. Doing all the notes by hand was just so time consuming. A 50 minute lecture doesn't have nearly as much material in it. I think that's the most effective way of doing it.
omg so much reading !! so typing for reading notes and hand writing for lectures, sounds good. thanks!!
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I prefer typing mine as I'm a pretty slow writer.

I'll go back and make a more condensed version of written notes at the end of the day though, helps it stick and it's easier to refer back to.
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Definitely typed up notes, I can't read my own handwriting. :laugh: I was that kid who got his handwriting pen confiscated at primary school and had to use a pencil.
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Definitely typed up notes, I can't read my own handwriting. :laugh: I was that kid who got his handwriting pen confiscated at primary school and had to use a pencil.
omg how did you get through alevels?? sjksjk
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I'm pretty sure I got marks deducted based on my rather incomprehensible writing. :laugh: A few of my teachers genuinely said you need to improve your handwriting. Half the A-levels I did were actually essay based too. :rofl:
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omg how did you get through alevels?? sjksjk
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that's iconic :rofl:
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I'm pretty sure I got marks deducted based on my rather incomprehensible writing. :laugh: A few of my teachers genuinely said you need to improve your handwriting. Half the A-levels I did were actually essay based too. :ro
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I always hand-write my notes, and during both my previous degrees people using laptops in lectures were definitely in the minority.

I guess I feel more connected to my notes when they are in my own handwriting and phrased in ways that make sense to me, as opposed to typed font on a screen.
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I type everything because I hate looking at my ugly handwriting :yes:
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watevs works for you
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I take my laptop. It's impossible to keep up with the speed my lecturers talk at otherwise. Typing + shorthand = often don't miss a thing.
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So it took me 4 years of uni to get the right answer to this so do consider my advice not to do either if possible. Print off the lecture ppt slides before the lecture and annotate them.
(Original post by jesspelling)
i'm doing my alevels right now, and was just wondering whether people find it easier to hand write or type their notes at uni?

i'm going to be doing psychology

if most people say type then i deffo need a new laptop because mine's battery life is shocking skjskjs
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(Original post by jesspelling)
i'm doing my alevels right now, and was just wondering whether people find it easier to hand write or type their notes at uni?

i'm going to be doing psychology

if most people say type then i deffo need a new laptop because mine's battery life is shocking skjskjs
Hey, its really up to you! You can either print out lectures and write notes next to them or do it on your laptop. I found printing expensive so did it on my laptop
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I always handwrote stuff. The research suggests that handwritten is better for data retention, so I suppose it serves you well to handwrite at some point in the process.
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I tried printing lectures to write notes next to them but in the end found it expensive. Now I just type up notes on a word document throughout the lecture and then I compare and add to my own handwritten notes.
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