Can we take notes during lectures with laptops?

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I'm joining Plymouth University in the new academic year but I've been out of education since I was 16 (19 years ago). Are we allowed to use our own laptops during lectures for note-taking? I'm much faster and much more mentally comfortable as a typist than I am as a writer when taking notes.
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Of course! I find it helps to use a dictaphone too which can record the lecture.

That way, if you miss anything while typing then it's no drama... just go back to the recording and listen for anything you need to fill the gaps.
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Of course! I find it helps to use a dictaphone too which can record the lecture.

That way, if you miss anything while typing then it's no drama... just go back to the recording and listen for anything you need to fill the gaps.
Also, your lectures may be recorded on Panpoto so there'd be no need to record in this instance.
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Also, your lectures may be recorded on Panpoto so there'd be no need to record in this instance.
Ah I was planning to record them with my webcam whilst taking notes as I don't know if I'll struggle to keep up.
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(Original post by wolf.beaumont)
I'm joining Plymouth University in the new academic year but I've been out of education since I was 16 (19 years ago). Are we allowed to use our own laptops during lectures for note-taking? I'm much faster and much more mentally comfortable as a typist than I am as a writer when taking notes.
You can use your laptop during lectures for note-taking. The majority of students use Word or Google Docs when note-taking and a minority will download the slides and add notes below the slides on PowerPoint. Btw, lectures are recorded and you should be able to access them after the lecture - useful if you missed a key point or the lecturer went through their lecture very quickly. If you're doing a subject like mathematics, it may be better to handwrite your notes because typing them via LaTex will slow you down and you may have to draw diagrams or whatever, etc. Completely up to you and what works best. Hope this helps.
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