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Just looking for some insight into how lectures work in uni.
Like do u have to constantly take notes and if so would it be best on paper, laptop, iPad???
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for most courses you’d probably have to take some notes at least, depending on your lecturer sometimes a lot of the information will be on the slides, but you are expected to take notes on the key points of the lectures yes, whether you use paper or a computer is completely personal, usually whichever one you think you can do quicker is the better option! (:
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if the lecturer gives you notes, it's possible to get away with less writing (because you've got some/most of the content and only need to annotate) but at the expense of slightly harder revision (imo) because what you've not written is harder to remember first time

i use paper and pen because my notes involve equations and diagrams which are quicker hand written. i guess a tablet + stylus would be acceptable here but why spend the money. equally, switching on a laptop is more time consuming which is helpful if you're late and its less convenient if you need to worry about a charger

if all you need is standard word processing (i'd assume a typical arts subject like history) then a laptop is fine and if you benefit from researching stuff/having the powerpoint open in another window then it's probably beneficial
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resea4rch has consistently shown that understanding and recall is better if notes are handwritten, but what it doesn't say is when notes need to be handwritten. You could use a laptop then do some handwriting later to aid absorption
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(Original post by HoldThisL)
if the lecturer gives you notes, it's possible to get away with less writing (because you've got some/most of the content and only need to annotate) but at the expense of slightly harder revision (imo) because what you've not written is harder to remember first time

i use paper and pen because my notes involve equations and diagrams which are quicker hand written. i guess a tablet + stylus would be acceptable here but why spend the money. equally, switching on a laptop is more time consuming which is helpful if you're late and its less convenient if you need to worry about a charger

if all you need is standard word processing (i'd assume a typical arts subject like history) then a laptop is fine and if you benefit from researching stuff/having the powerpoint open in another window then it's probably beneficial
What do you study ?
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(Original post by Lolhehe)
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What do you study ?
ppe, major in economics
would probably have more writing if i studied more of phil/pol
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I print the lecture slides ahead of the lecture and then hand write onto those, works best for me. So all notes in a file rather than on a laptop.
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I print the lecture slides ahead of the lecture and then hand write onto those, works best for me. So all notes in a file rather than on a laptop.
Oooo that’s a good idea thank you
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ppe, major in economics
would probably have more writing if i studied more of phil/pol
(Original post by HoldThisL)
ppe, major in economics
would probably have more writing if i studied more of phil/pol
What do you think is best if I want to study in the field of biology??
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Lots of people take in laptops, my course (Education) isn't very keen on iPads or Phones and people take notes as well, but a lot of the slides are now posted online
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