milkandcheerios wrote:ph5354a wrote:milkandcheerios wrote:Do you guys think using an iPad w/ a keyboard for taking notes in class is doable?
Meh, unclear. I tried an ipad without an external keyboard and found that my typing speed slowed down too much to take adequate notes. Legal Methods, if your prof allows laptops, is a good time to try out different note-taking methods and see what works for you. Though if you also plan to take reading notes electronically, you might find that an iPad makes it too difficult to have multiple windows open at once during class. Also use Evernote, and then your notes will be available on all your devices regardless.
ETA: I just realized this was the c/o 2017 thread and not the ask 1Ls thread. I hope you're not offended by my unsolicited advice.
Not at all! Your advice is appreciated.
Should some notes not be taken electronically? I actually prefer to hand write my notes; i did it all through my undergrad, but I thought it would be a good time to switch to typed notes in law school.
It's entirely up to what works for you, and you'll find that you want to switch up your technique based on the prof. There are still a not-insignificant number of profs that don't allow laptops, so it's wise not to lose your ability to take handwritten notes. I definitely had friends that found they were too distracted by having a laptop and took handwritten notes in most classes regardless, and it didn't affect their performance in the least. But I type over 100wpm and still found there were times that I would be typing furiously and still miss something and then have to turn to my neighbor frantically after class like "OMG I MISSED THE END OF THE RULE WHAT WAS THAT ABOUT THE UNBORN WIDOW?!?!?' so it's highly likely that you'll veer away from handwritten notes for that reason.