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artfuldodger98
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Hi all,

This may seem like a silly question but I'm a bit confused as to what to do right now, I'm starting uni in September (Diagnostic Radiography, to be exact)

And I was wondering if you guys took your notes on a laptop or on paper (with either folder binders or just some sort of book)

The reason I am asking is because in AS level I used the loose paper into folder binders methods and I really struggled with the organisation skills, getting all the paper out for revision etc and putting it back. It was honestly a massive struggle to me and I ended up losing a lot of my work lol but in A2 I bought a notepad for each different subject and I found that much more easier with all my work being in the same place.

I'm a mature student so a little out of touch with this kind of thing, so I was wondering what you guys do at university with your notes.
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There's research that taking physical notes, with paper and pen improves recall.

https://www.medicaldaily.com/why-usi...ability-268770

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/articl...ove-memory-wt/

https://redbooth.com/blog/handwriting-and-memory
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Thank you guys
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Also was a mature student doing my first degree,and similar issues. If you can afford it, get a surface pro and pen, and then use an app like PDFDraw which let's you make handwritten notes on digital documents (many of my lecturers would provide the lecture as a PowerPoint or PDF before the class, so I'd use that to highlight the main lecture points and make my own handwritten notes beside them). Then you can group each lecture file by theme.

I'd also recommend OneNote, as you can type and draw on it, create seperate pages and notebooks, etc.
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