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Study tips - Do you hand write your notes or type them?

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Guvnor, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Guvnor

    Guvnor Nibble Poster

    Hi guys

    I wanted to ask when studying, what approach do you mostly take that you find works for you.

    Do you hand write your notes or type them up. It's been a while since I studied and it's most likely I will hand write my notes and summarise from what I read and watch. Also is summarising good or do I need to have detailed knowledge.

    What works for you?
  2. Stuzzle

    Stuzzle Byte Poster

    Personally, I type my notes because I can type faster than I can write words out and editing is a lot easier if I suddenly find for example that Microsoft Press left a huge important chunk out of a process.

    I can then copy technical sections of my notes in to Anki flashcards app for reviewing & testing large sections in a quick amount of time.
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  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    I read a couple books, watch few cbt, do a few labs, I just remember stuff mostly.

    Stuff I find interesting tends to stick in my mind anyway.
    Certifications: CITP, BSc, HND, SCJP, SCJD, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA, N+, Sec+, Proj+, Server+, Linux+, MCTS, MCPD, MCSA, MCITP, CCDH
  4. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    I found handwriting my notes to hold me back majorly, It wastes too much time.. I didn't take any notes when I revised for ITIL Foundation. I'm guessing you're thinking about how to note take for the A+? I think you should print out the objectives and add minutre notes or key words to each objective to help with memory/revision. I will probably use Microsoft OneNote to take my notes.
  5. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Put a few notes into a Word doc with links to TechNet etc. Would also screenshot a few things (e.g. running dcpromo) when doing the MCSE back in the day.
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    I always used to hand write them but now I use one note for everything. It's a weird product I think but once you get used to it, it's very handy
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