first year at uni and organising notesWatch
Maybe a thin folder for every module? ( I will be studying zoology)
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I would then keep everything in synchronous order easily.
I would put at the top of every page:
date & tiutle so for example: 12/5/20 - Lecture 4 week 2 - Stripes on Zebras
I found that with a physcial bound book its much easier to keep organised logically, scraps of paper in a folder just get lost or mixed up to the point of being useless.
I also can't recommend enough copying and pasting lecture slides notes onto a word document/one note file for the whole moduel, Ctrl+F has saved me hours of searching through paper.
I personally take notes on my laptop and organise them on Google Drive into folders. If I do use paper though, I organise it into the different modules using the plastic dividers in one big folder as I don't use paper notes much at all. If you use paper notes a lot more than I do and you take notes on your laptop and print them off, maybe one small folder per module is a good idea instead of big ones as it is easier to store.
Hope this helps!
Erin - Official Student Rep
I'm a current biological sciences student ad most of my modules are zoology based. I also have a disability which affects my ability to write on paper and to type for a long period of time! But I found that using the lecture slides before hand to create notes on my laptop incredibly beneficial. It meant I would go into a lecture already knowing what to expect, and would be able to add any extra information the lecturer gave very easily, my notes were neat, colour coded and organised which had i written them all in the lecture would not have been the case!
Use the first term as a time to get your note taking method down, experiment with the best method for you
I hope this helps!
First year Biological sciences and student ambassador
I had a lever arch file, with dividers for each module. I used to print out the lecture slides as handouts and write the notes on them, then put them in the folder. This way both my lecture notes and seminar notes were all together in chronological order. Another option is to make all your notes on a laptop, and have them digitally available.