note taking

  1. D

    iPad Mini or iPad Pro for Med School?

    Hey all, I'm thinking about getting an iPad to take notes with for medical school. I recently tried the pencil, and it seems really easy to write and take notes with. Since the pencil is compatible with both the Pro (Gen 2 Pencil) and the Mini (Gen 1 Pencil), I'm wondering what others...
  2. TheOnlinePharmacist

    Note taking on OneNote in pharmacy school?

    Hey all! So just wrapped up day 2 of orientation, the highlight was the OneNote vs Notability discussion, where two P2 students just gave you the advantages of each, and in all honesty the orientation leader speaking for OneNote didn't really do a good job, while the Notability speaker was...
  3. adrenalinejunkie

    Note-taking Suggestions?

    I'm starting medical school this fall and in the past, I've learned/processed information the best when I wrote out my notes, pen to paper. I go to class, take notes on my computer or scribble some notes on scratch paper, and then go home and re-write the Powerpoints with my notes included in a...
  4. BAG101

    Traditional Laptop vs iPad for Note-Taking?

    I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated! For in-class note taking, what would you recommend; a laptop or an iPad? I currently have a MacBook Pro but would be open to getting an iPad. Also...
  5. L

    Taking notes from Kaplan books

    Hello everyone, I was just curious about those who used the Kaplan books to study with, would it be better to read the chapters and then write the notes based off the end chapter reviews instead of taking notes as you read? What has helped you? Thank you
  6. BAG101

    iPad vs Traditional Laptop For Note-taking?

    I will be attending SCO starting this coming fall and I had a question for those of you who are already in optometry colleges or have graduated! For in-class note taking, what would you recommend; a laptop or an iPad? I currently have a MacBook Pro but would be open to getting an iPad. Also...
  7. SterlingMaloryArcher

    Note-taking apps look complicated, am I missing something?

    For some classes I just have a word document for that class that I open and free write, insert tables, lists, bullet points, etc. and for others I handwrite on a print-out of slides. Usually works for me. Am I doing it wrong?
  8. J

    Reading Comprehension Note taking vs highlighting

    Last year I took Kaplan's course and they recommended reading and taking brief notes (names, dates, main topic) on each paragraph for the reading comprehension. My RC practice exams with them were usually around 16-17. On the real DAT I got a 22! I am not sure if I just got lucky with an easy...
  9. @Hazel-rah

    Note-taking DURING MCAT on Test Day? Is there time?

    I'd like to hear from anyone who has advice or thoughts on taking notes while reading P/S or B/B experiment passages. When I do the section bank, I am not doing timed conditions, so I make quick drawings of what is going on in the experiment and it greatly helps me get the answers right. I...
  10. H

    Best Note-Taking Method

    Hi all, I will be entering my first year of PT school in the fall and I would love to get some advice on efficient and effective note-taking methods. I am currently a paper/written note-taker but am thinking of switching to typed notes. I've heard that getting a tablet or iPad with OneNote and...
  11. MCAT Self Prep

    MCAT MCAT Tip: Best MCAT Note-taking Method

    Will simple note taking work for the MCAT? One of the most difficult things about the MCAT is that it covers such a vast amount of material. For this reason, the MCAT is unlike any other test you have taken in your life. For most exams, the typical student is able to jot down some notes during...