Chemistry - Typed vs Written Notes (1 Viewer)

lach792

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G'day guys,

I was wondering what everyone's opinion is on what form of note-taking is best for chemistry. I know there are millions of forums on typed vs written, but I was wondering specifically for Chemistry. In the past, I've written my notes out but I'm starting to think typed is the way to go, as you can change it, format it, it's quicker and so on, however, you don't get as high retention and so on. Also, with chemistry there are a lot of diagrams and so on.

Just curious as to what you guys do.

Thanks a lot :)
 

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Typed notes because its faster and if you make any mistakes, they will either be autocorrected or you can easily change them. I must say tho writing does have better memory retention however you save much more time by typing it out.
 

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Either is fine, just find what works best for you. The main thing is the quality of the notes and them being concise (they shouldn't be really more than 15 pages a module). Some people work better with typed because it is neater and easier to edit. I typed during the HSC for Chem and now at uni I changed to writing it out for Chem and I haven't seen that much of a difference. You could also combine those two things together, in terms of you can draw diagrams / calculations and take photos to put on your notes document, while typing out other theory kind of stuff
 

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Either is fine, just find what works best for you. The main thing is the quality of the notes and them being concise (they shouldn't be really more than 15 pages a module). Some people work better with typed because it is neater and easier to edit. I typed during the HSC for Chem and now at uni I changed to writing it out for Chem and I haven't seen that much of a difference. You could also combine those two things together, in terms of you can draw diagrams / calculations and take photos to put on your notes document, while typing out other theory kind of stuff
Yeah true, I'll give this a go.

Thanks a lot :)
 

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