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Tips for neatening, formatting, and organizing self-study math homework?

Please give me your tips on making handwritten math homework more attractive and useful, so I can enjoy reviewing my self-study math notebook. [more inside]
posted by kristi on Dec 6, 2016 - 14 answers

eReading + eResearch refresher

I have been doing most of my research digitally for a number of years, with varying degrees of success. As I finish up my phd (!) I want to refresh my research habits and streamline for efficiency. For pdfs, epubs, and online articles I currently use several services and software platforms, only some of which are compatible. Help me best this [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 24, 2016 - 2 answers

What is the most effective way to study in law school?

I've been given lots of conflicting advice about how one should approach the study of law. While I know the hoary old advice that one should do whatever works best for oneself holds true, I hope that the collective wisdom of former law students has more insight to offer than that! [more inside]
posted by AtavisticApple on May 25, 2014 - 18 answers

How to take scientific notes efficiently?

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. [more inside]
posted by Riton on Mar 18, 2014 - 13 answers

[academic/reading-geek filter] how to take notes on books within books?

My apologies for this very convoluted question...tl;dr: I guess I'm asking how people deal with taking notes from books, not just on the book's content and structure etc, but mapping bodies of literatures mentioned in those books. I would love to hear if you have a system that works for you. More after the jump. [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Feb 19, 2014 - 10 answers

Recommend a replacement for random Notepad windows

Recommend a replacement for random Notepad windows [more inside]
posted by Capa on Sep 24, 2012 - 14 answers

How to be a better note taker for meetings?

What do you do before, during, and after a meeting to end up with concise, but accurate and useful notes? Technical/practical and framing advice welcome. [more inside]
posted by mercredi on Sep 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Ok, it's possible I am just grasping at straws to find an excuse to own an iPad.

I'm trying to figure out if a iPad is what I'm looking for to help me reduce my physical books, particularly cookbooks and printed (from the internet) recipes. I want to know first whether iPad is the way to go for my specific needs (details within) and then, if an iPad is what I want, which generation iPad & apps would help me do what I want. Or maybe there is a better solution? [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Jun 9, 2012 - 22 answers

I want a typed document, but I don't want to type it.

Recommend an electronic method of taking notes in meetings that doesn’t look like I’m emailing or texting. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Should I get a Thinkpad x120e or do I want something else?

I want a small, lightweight, Windows-based computer that's cheap, durable, and a pleasure to use. I need it for basic productivity, in-class note-taking, and web browsing. Am I looking a Thinkpad x120e, or am I missing something crucial? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 5, 2011 - 11 answers

Not just for sniffing

How do I use a highlighter? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Mar 27, 2011 - 29 answers

How can I keep track of academic papers and my handwritten notes on them?

What is the best hardware/software system for keeping track of a) hundreds of academic papers in PDF form and b) my handwritten notes on these hundreds of papers? Bonus if the answer integrates with some sort of citation management software. [more inside]
posted by col_pogo on Nov 24, 2009 - 10 answers

I need a secure alternative to Evernote

Any suggestions on a secure alternative to Evernote? [more inside]
posted by DerekTheGeek on Jul 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Help Me Capture Text From Books!

What kind of options do I have for a gadget of some kind that can capture bits of text from a book or magazine? I read a lot and always take notes, highlight, underline, note page numbers to refer back to, all these things to use for reference later on. But actually copying paragraphs into a notebook takes time, highlighting and underlining doesn't really help as I have to go back to the book - but rarely do. Since I keep so much information on my computer, I have wondered if there are small devices (mini-scanners?) that can somehow capture a few lines of text and store it as a .jpg or something. It seems as if I have seen or heard of these but I really don't know what to look for. By the way, I have used Jott to read a paragraph and have it in my email as transcribed text. That's nice, but I don't want to make a phone call every time I want to capture some text. As always, thanks in advance!
posted by Gerard Sorme on Jul 16, 2008 - 12 answers

WYSIWYM for Notes

I'm interested in designing a notetaking markup system for writing & the web. Before I put much more effort into it, does it exist? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Feb 28, 2008 - 9 answers

Words and pictures, together at last

Taking text notes with incorporated image thumbnails: there's gotta be an application that does exactly what I need. [more inside]
posted by doift on Jan 16, 2008 - 4 answers

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work.

I'm looking for a good way to take notes at work. [more inside]
posted by BigBrownBear on Dec 5, 2007 - 7 answers

Note your average notes program... (Owch.)

I'm trying to find a note-taking program for OSX that allows a pseudo-Cornell-style of note taking, and some other features. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 6, 2007 - 5 answers

How do I taked notes?

I don't know how to take notes. No. really. [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Feb 9, 2007 - 33 answers

As if high school isn't awkward enough already...

Can someone explain French lycée-level notetaking to me? Is there some kind of secret system? [more inside]
posted by ruby.aftermath on Oct 7, 2006 - 12 answers

Note Taking With A Tablet: Brilliant or Bonehead?

DorkyStudentFilter: Looking to see if anyone else has used a tablet to assist in taking notes in class, and other ideas for note taking. [more inside]
posted by plaidrabbit on Jul 23, 2006 - 13 answers

How can I concentrate without taking notes?

I used to concentrate during lectures, seminars, and meetings by taking copious notes on what was said. While this worked well, I now have a wrist injury that makes doing so undesirable. What are some good ways to keep concentrating?
posted by grouse on Mar 14, 2006 - 18 answers

Note taking software with tags?

I am looking for a note taking software with the ability to tag documents...for mac... [more inside]
posted by apetpsychic on Feb 7, 2006 - 4 answers

How do I take notes on big books?

Researchers, academics, and readers: how do you deal with taking notes, recording passages, keeping a common-place book, and reading long books? What is your note-taking workflow? [more inside]
posted by josh on Jan 19, 2006 - 30 answers

How are the kids in school taking notes these days?

How are the kids in school taking notes these days? [more inside]
posted by kables on Jul 6, 2005 - 30 answers

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