How to take scientific notes efficiently?
March 18, 2014 5:10 AM Subscribe
What is the best way to take grad level notes that feature tons of text, math equations and diagrams, during class, while reading books, and while reading research?
Ability to search and organize a huge plus!
Digital or non-digital solutions considered.
posted by Riton to Education (13 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So I’ve been working for the past 10 years but am going back to grad school next fall for a PhD – starting to read up but realized I needed to take notes again, which I’ve pretty much forgotten how to do.
I used to do loose paper + binder, but I’m sure new things have come up since then. Is the iPad + stylus really an option? Not sure I would be able to type fast enough on it though? How does it work for equations? Is some kind of Mac laptop a better option? Which one? Should I get a drawing pad to add to the Mac? Etc…..