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I believe I retain information through writing on pen and paper but would definitely struggle to capture all the information during lectures if I did so. Hence, I am currently typing my notes during lectures and only 'handwriting' (digital notes) during my revision. However, whilst I had invested in an Apple pen/tried digital notes, they aren't as effective. Should I return to handwriting my notes? And if anyone has any suggestions on study methods I would love to hear them! Thanks!
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I believe I retain information through writing on pen and paper but would definitely struggle to capture all the information during lectures if I did so. Hence, I am currently typing my notes during lectures and only 'handwriting' (digital notes) during my revision. However, whilst I had invested in an Apple pen/tried digital notes, they aren't as effective. Should I return to handwriting my notes? And if anyone has any suggestions on study methods I would love to hear them! Thanks!
I plan to type when I go to University (although I am like yourself; I retain information from writing over and over again) mainly because my typing speed is about 80 wpm, much faster than writing.

You could always type in lectures and write when you get home for studying purposes. Perhaps you could write down notes, yet record the lecture to get the things you may have missed.
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I believe I retain information through writing on pen and paper but would definitely struggle to capture all the information during lectures if I did so. Hence, I am currently typing my notes during lectures and only 'handwriting' (digital notes) during my revision. However, whilst I had invested in an Apple pen/tried digital notes, they aren't as effective. Should I return to handwriting my notes? And if anyone has any suggestions on study methods I would love to hear them! Thanks!
I do a mixture of both - I usually handwrite the key points during the lecture, then type notes when I'm doing the further reading.
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I believe I retain information through writing on pen and paper but would definitely struggle to capture all the information during lectures if I did so. Hence, I am currently typing my notes during lectures and only 'handwriting' (digital notes) during my revision. However, whilst I had invested in an Apple pen/tried digital notes, they aren't as effective. Should I return to handwriting my notes? And if anyone has any suggestions on study methods I would love to hear them! Thanks!
Hello there!

You could try to audio record your lectures, then you can re listen, pause and take notes in your spare time.

I found audio recordings really useful when it came to revising - for my classes they were recorded and available to us.

Hope this helps!

Ruth :zorro:
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