What notetaking method do you recommend for this class? (see details)
I am making an outline for a class that is very heavy on details.
Normally, my outlines would be a simple bulleted list of notes. e.g.: (this is by no means complete)
A. A duty of care
B. Breach of duty
—>Negligence per se
My professor likes to illustrate concepts. He would put at least one, sometimes two or more, charts on the board every class. So far, I have been copying those charts by hand.
Now, I am in the process of making a typed outline. A typed outline makes it that much easier for me to find stuff. It is also more organized, as I would often summarize ideas learned in class.
How should I include my hand drawn charts into my typed notes? I have several options that I could think of:
1. I can scan the charts. The problem with this is that some charts are poorly drawn and might not scan well. Another problem is that I would have to use the scanner, which is attached to the main network, but not to my computer. So, I would have to scan each chart, and then grab the charts from the main network. This is a hassle.
2. I can use Visio. Problem with this is that some charts might be rather big. Besides, I think Visio’s font is too small. If I wanted to make the font bigger, I think I would need to go and manually change the text in every box. I am not aware of a way that I could change the defaults for Visio.
3. I can leave the handdrawn charts as is. The problem with this is that I would have two sets of notes and misplacing or losing one of the sets (especially the handdrawn charts) could prove disastrous.
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