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Laptop, Tablet, Binder w/ Notes, Note-book.

Poll: For taking notes...

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Laptop
 
12
17%
Tablet
 
7
10%
Binder w/ notes
 
24
33%
Note-book. (no, not a laptop, an actual.. notebook D: )
 
29
40%
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Aug 24, 2005
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Laptop, Tablet, Binder w/ Notes, Note-book.

Which do you prefer ?
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Dec 5, 2004
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I have a laptop in class but I never take notes.. I'm usually browsing the net :lol:

I have an actual binder that I take notes in if I hear anything that won't be in the textbook.. but usually never.
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Aug 18, 2005
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Tablet works wonders in Economics classes w/ all the graphs...
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Jun 21, 2002
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i use a clipboard with looseleaf, then i transfer the notes into binders once i get home and go thru them
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Aug 18, 2005
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A 3 ring binder with paper and a pen, for several reasons:

1. I took engineering and it is full of all kinds of crazy diagrams that you simply can't enter into a notebook at any meaningful speed.

2. If you don't get used to writing A LOT on paper, your hand is gonna break down during midterm / exams because you won't be able to write for 2 hours straight.

3. CHEAP! Laptops and tablets are expensive, high maintenance, require electricity and are easily stolen.
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Oct 26, 2003
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i dont like binder

so i use notebooks ..(not laptop) but sometimes i go through a semester without using even 1 notebook ..big problems there lol
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I used notebooks when I was in school. Actually even now in the working world, I still use them for taking down notes. :)
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i'm probably gonna use a clipboard and looseleaf paper or paper in a 3 ring binder
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Ragnarok0T5 wrote:i use a clipboard with looseleaf, then i transfer the notes into binders once i get home and go thru them
You and me both :)
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Aug 11, 2005
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I just go with the plain old clipboard and looseleaf. A tablet sounds appealing but I still don't think you have the same flexibility and durability you can get out of a piece of paper. I have a laptop too, but the only time it comes to school with me is when I have presentations.
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Ragnarok0T5 wrote:i use a clipboard with looseleaf, then i transfer the notes into binders once i get home and go thru them
That's what I do. Print the notes out. Put it in my clipboard. Go home and put it in the binder. Basically everyone does this in UW. Except some people actually bring their binder.
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Jun 14, 2004
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depends on the class. normally most eng/science classes require a pen and paper setup. artsie/soc-sci classes can be handled with laptops for the most part, cause there are more text and not as much diagrams, weird squiggly formulas and diagrams.

i tend to end up bringing both to class. yes it gets heavy, yes it's a pain, but it's more practical.

on my first term, i have this system to just bring my clipboard to class and transfer everything to their individual binders when i get home. it worked okay, but by second term, those binders are not even tagged/named. and i end up keeping everything, and i mean everything in my flimsy clipboard. by the time i finish the year, somehow my clipboard is the size of one of my phys textbook, and all my note's in it. that might've explained the drop in average. LOL
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Mar 2, 2005
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it's usually best for me that i dont have my laptop with me in class because i wont be taking any notes at all... :P
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