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I will be returning to University in September to study Medicine. I started my first undergraduate degree in 2009 and was completely fine with taking handwritten notes in lectures for the 4 years, but I feel things may have moved on a bit in the meantime and it is more efficient to take notes and follow lecture slides on a tablet or iPad.

I know it depends on the individual and their preferred way of learning/note-taking, but is a tablet recommended for note taking?
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Pros: You won't lose ur notes (they're all in the same place), easy to edit and they'll look much neater on your ipad. Also no paper so more environmentally friendly

Cons: people say you won't remember it as well compared to if you hand wrote them, your charge could run out half way during a lecture and (unless you back all your notes up) you could lose all of them if your ipad breaks
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(Original post by Macrophage155)
I will be returning to University in September to study Medicine. I started my first undergraduate degree in 2009 and was completely fine with taking handwritten notes in lectures for the 4 years, but I feel things may have moved on a bit in the meantime and it is more efficient to take notes and follow lecture slides on a tablet or iPad.

I know it depends on the individual and their preferred way of learning/note-taking, but is a tablet recommended for note taking?
It's a brilliant way, get Notability and import the lecture slides to annotate on them. It's a much better way of taking down notes than typing on a laptop or writing on paper.

Notability also has a auto-backup feature.

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Cons: people say you won't remember it as well compared to if you hand wrote them
You'll be hand writing them anyways with an iPad and Apple pencil :eyeball:
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It's a brilliant way, get Notability and import the lecture slides to annotate on them. It's a much better way of taking down notes than typing on a laptop or writing on paper.

Notability also has a auto-backup feature.


You'll be hand writing them anyways with an iPad and Apple pencil :eyeball:
oh i thought that they were gunna type up the notes never mind lol
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(Original post by Macrophage155)
I will be returning to University in September to study Medicine. I started my first undergraduate degree in 2009 and was completely fine with taking handwritten notes in lectures for the 4 years, but I feel things may have moved on a bit in the meantime and it is more efficient to take notes and follow lecture slides on a tablet or iPad.

I know it depends on the individual and their preferred way of learning/note-taking, but is a tablet recommended for note taking?
I would just caution against doing absolutely everything on a tablet or computer. I regularly encounter students who are so unaccustomed to marshalling their thoughts for long-format writing such as essays using pen and paper that when the examinations come, they really struggle to put together a coherent answer. You must retain the ability to write for extended periods of time on paper (without the benefit of being able to CTRL-X, CTRL-V everything, spell-check, etc) - and this can only be done by fairly regular practice.
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(Original post by Macrophage155)
I will be returning to University in September to study Medicine. I started my first undergraduate degree in 2009 and was completely fine with taking handwritten notes in lectures for the 4 years, but I feel things may have moved on a bit in the meantime and it is more efficient to take notes and follow lecture slides on a tablet or iPad.

I know it depends on the individual and their preferred way of learning/note-taking, but is a tablet recommended for note taking?
When I started Uni I used to write notes out until I purchased an iPad. In my opinion, it's a lot faster to type your notes and you have the bonus of being able to back them up and edit them more easily. If you do get an iPad I would recommend you get a case with a Bluetooth keyboard (I got one from Amazon). I also downloaded a notes app (Goodnotes 7) and got an Apple pencil for when I need to write out notes. It's expensive, but if you can afford it, I think it's a worthy investment.
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I would just caution against doing absolutely everything on a tablet or computer. I regularly encounter students who are so unaccustomed to marshalling their thoughts for long-format writing such as essays using pen and paper that when the examinations come, they really struggle to put together a coherent answer. You must retain the ability to write for extended periods of time on paper (without the benefit of being able to CTRL-X, CTRL-V everything, spell-check, etc) - and this can only be done by fairly regular practice.
I agree with this 100%. I hardly write anything with a pen anymore and solely revised electronically for my last exams. It sounds ridiculous but I really struggled to write for the 2 hours and made constant mistakes probably because I'm so used to being able to edit my work all the time.
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I agree with this 100%. I hardly write anything with a pen anymore and solely revised electronically for my last exams. It sounds ridiculous but I really struggled to write for the 2 hours and made constant mistakes probably because I'm so used to being able to edit my work all the time.
Yes, exactly. And it's a really common thing now - the only time students need to write for three-hours straight and compose coherent answers is in an examination. This is not the time to have to get back into the saddle, so to speak.
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Wow! I had never used TSR before yesterday and I am amazed at how engaged and helpful everyone is! Thanks a million for all of your replies and advice. It is all very helpful!
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Wow! I had never used TSR before yesterday and I am amazed at how engaged and helpful everyone is! Thanks a million for all of your replies and advice. It is all very helpful!
Welcome to the forums and you're very welcome
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Wow! I had never used TSR before yesterday and I am amazed at how engaged and helpful everyone is! Thanks a million for all of your replies and advice. It is all very helpful!
That's nice to hear! You're welcome
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