With all of the new technology, there are many ways to jot down notes. However, which way do you prefer: writing with pen and paper or writing on a tablet?
It seems like everyone these days are taking notes on their phones, tablets, or even calculators. However, being a college student, I often face the dilemma: should I take notes on paper or type my notes?
I personally prefer the old fashioned pen and paper. Sometimes it seems like it would be easier if I typed my notes or wrote them on a tablet. It could save me time in the long run, especially when it comes to study guides. If everything is typed, all I have to do is copy and paste to create a study guide, which is really time-efficient. However, when I take notes on paper, I either have to retype or rewrite my notes to answer questions, which can be a lengthy process.
But then again, I am a firm believer in the old saying, “If you write it down, you will remember it.” Ever since grade school, I always studied by writing out answers. For example, when studying for spelling tests, did you all write down the words at least three times to help you remember? That’s what I did. I wonder if future generations will continue to practice writing out words for spelling tests or if they will practice on computers?
Notebooks, binders, and paper always seem to win out, at least for me. Many other students prefer to type their notes. I guess it is really just a personal preference. I personally like to color coordinate binders and folders, which just isn’t something you can do on a computer. Also, I can draw arrows, make squiggles, and even doodle in my notebooks, which I really can’t do on a computer. Notebooks are a lot easier to carry around on campus in my opinion. In addition to being easier to carry, I also enjoy looking at something other than a computer screen. It seems like everything these days requires us to look at a computer. Sometimes, my eyes need a break!
Which do you prefer….taking notes on paper, computers, or tablets?