Scootz wrote:Quick questions for anyone who knows:
-Do many students use laptops to take notes in class? What about voice recorders to record lectures?
-Do you type or hand write answers to essay questions?
If someone could answer these questions for me I would greatly appreciate it.
Most every student uses laptops to take notes (a great many students are pretending to take notes but are actually surfing facebook and playing video games and as a result a few professors may not allow the use of lap tops but this is less common).
Most classes have restrictions against recording class (never quite sure why) and the IT department can be emailed to get recordings that you may have missed but there is a formal process to receive these recordings and there is a limited number of recordings a single person can get. As a practical matter there is little way anyone will find out you are recording lectures using a program on your lap top because your computers are not put through a TSA screening or anything.
You may type or write answer to exams. Most students type, however, there are some writers - typically older students - and invariably there is one student on each exam whose system fails and ends up having to write their exam. Most schools use an exam software called "examsoft" and I would recommend that you go to Loyola's IT department and ASAP to install it on your computer so that you can try a few practice exams on it and make sure it runs well on your system.