With the rapid transition to the world of online learning during the pandemic, many students faced challenges trying to navigate the overwhelming amount of teaching and learning materials. These applications can be helpful for creating and organizing an appropriate note-taking system that aligns with your learning style as well as utilizing your task management skills. To help with your decision of finding note-taking applications that work for you, we’ve compiled several resources that you might want to check out if you’re switching devices or if you’re looking for ways to improve your studying habits.
There are a variety of note-taking styles students employ in there classes. For some, like myself, we have difficulty finding the right type of style that works best. This tip will explain five types of notes -outline, Cornell, mind map, course slides, and sketch notes- for you to consider (and try) in your studies. I personally tried a few of these styles and will be sharing my experience in addition to helpful information and descriptions of all of the styles that I hope you find as useful as they were for me.
An important process in studying and learning is note-taking. Almost every student does it, and it is a practical requirement to pass a class. With the large amounts of information presented in each course, note-taking helps in encoding the information and thus makes it easier to remember. It also produces study materials to refer to later for exams and projects. Since technology is much more advanced now than it was even 10 years ago, when taking notes on paper was the most popular method, there are options such as typing notes on a computer, and even writing them on tablets (like paper, but digital). What are the differences between these modalities—typed (computer), digitally handwritten (tablet), or paper?