If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

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HWS08
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If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby HWS08 » Tue May 29, 2012 10:05 am

what do you do with them after the class ends? Do you keep them or get rid of them? Keep some classes but not others? All of my outlines are on my laptop, so if I got rid of my old notes I would still have access to those. I'm moving soon and have like 8 notebooks worth of notes that I am feeling lazy about packing.

Thanks!


(I just realized the title says "of" paper rather than "on" paper and I'm not sure how to change it...whoops.)

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Tue May 29, 2012 10:32 am

I tossed em.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby Younger Abstention » Wed May 30, 2012 12:17 am

What's the point in keeping them? The most liberating feeling after a class was over was disposing of my outlines and other papers that I brought into the exam room. I'd imagine if I took notes by hand, I'd do the same with those.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby rad lulz » Wed May 30, 2012 12:17 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:I tossed em.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby zozin » Wed May 30, 2012 12:18 am

Sell them to 1Ls.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby HWS08 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:21 am

Thanks all. I couldn't really think of a good reason to keep them, but just wanted to make sure I wasn't overlooking something before I get rid of them.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Wed May 30, 2012 8:24 am

I kept them, but I'm a hoarder.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby HWS08 » Wed May 30, 2012 8:51 am

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:I kept them, but I'm a hoarder.


Have you used them at all since the classes they were for ended?

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby mrloblaw » Wed May 30, 2012 1:57 pm

Richie Tenenbaum wrote:I kept them, but I'm a hoarder.


+1. The contracts note binder is probably right next to the undergrad existentialist thought binder that I haven't wanted to look at in the six years since the course ended.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby TopGunner180 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:23 am

I hand write, then at the end of the night I craft my outlines on my computer. Then I go to sleep so that all that good knowledge can permeate my subconscious.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby dingbat » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:31 am

you people take notes?

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby blurbz » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:12 am

dingbat wrote:you people take notes?

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby Gamecubesupreme » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:25 pm

I have kept every class note that I took since high school.

Whenever people ask me why, I would tell them "If Albert Einstein kept all of his class notes, don't you think they would be worth a fortune by now?"

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby LazinessPerSe » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:29 am

Taking notes by hand does not increase your typing speed for exam-day.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby DocHawkeye » Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:38 am

I'm pretty sure that if you become a law prof at Harvard, they archive all of your law school notes in the special restricted section of the library. At least according to "The Paper Chase"...

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby a male human » Sun Jun 10, 2012 5:19 pm

Keep everything, just for (bad) memories

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby r6_philly » Sun Jun 10, 2012 6:47 pm

Half of my classes disallowed laptops. So I had to take notes by hand and transcribe them into OneNote during class review. I put all my notes in a 3 ring binder along with all the other materials. They are probably just going to sit there forever, but it's nice to look at the binder once in a while. I horde a bit, yes.

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby Borhas » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:31 pm

Burned them in a pit

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Re: If you take notes of paper rather than on a laptop...

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:38 pm

Borhas wrote:Burned them in a pit

I actually did this for my year-long bio class in UG. I got an A, but it was by the far most miserable class I've ever taken. Used it as kindling for bon fires all summer long. Very cathartic.




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