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7. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 28, 2017, 09:29 yuastnav
I think we were allowed laptops. The thing is that I barely ever saw any. Everyone took notes using pen and paper, there was one guy who used a camera and took a photo of the blackboard. Of course the main reason is probably that it's pretty difficult to copy down physics and maths formulas using a laptop.

I remember one time some weird guy watched porn on a laptop and he was almost at the top of the lecture hall so everyone could see. What a tool.
Then there was a group of people who used to sit at the very back and play World of Warcraft. They dropped out after a few semesters. At least I didn't see them anymore.

I heard a rumour that there was a guy once who was able to type really fast and who knew Latex very well. He basically wrote the Latex code on the fly during the lectures. That is pretty impressive, especially once you leave the basic lectures behind and start attending advanced lectures on things like Quantum Chromo Dyamics and Feynman Graphs and statistical many-body quantum theory.

It's terrifying seeing so many Macs. I really don't get why everyone insists on using one.
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6. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 23:15 jdreyer
The researchers hypothesized that this was because students who wrote notes by hand had to process what the lecturer was saying and, in effect, summarize what was being said to keep up with the lecture. Additionally, they found that laptop note takers had a “tendency to transcribe lectures verbatim,” which mean they were less likely to process information into their own words, thus preventing them from truly understanding what was being taught.

Huh, that's fascinating. I would have thought that capturing more of what the lecturer said would be more beneficial. I'm a much faster typer than I am a writer. I often take notes during work meetings, and am able to capture a lot of what was discussed. I still have to change the text when I type it, but less of it than if I were writing by hand.

That being said, I was a consummate note-taker in college (by hand, pre-laptop). This was due to my discovery that college profs are egoists, and much more likely to use lecture material (which often covered different topics and personal research not in the textbooks) on their exams.
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5. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 18:24 Cutter
My penmanship has always been atrocious so laptops are a godsend. I'd love a Surface with the detachable keyboard but they're just so ridiculously overpriced.

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4. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 13:27 Beamer
In law school we were allowed laptops. Unsurprisingly, they were a distraction. You could sit in the back and see people shopping, or playing pinball or minesweeper. You could use messaging software to text someone an answer when they were called on, or in some cases, ctrl-f in the digital book.

For my MBA, we were not allowed laptops. It was the right decision. The discussion in class was lightyears better.
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3. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 13:16 Verno
I always used to take notes by hand then revise my notes and test myself. I can't imagine doing it by laptop, too many distractions and it removes you too much from the material and discussion.  
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2. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 12:22 Tipsy McStagger
Look at that picture in that Laptop at lectures article..


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1. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 27, 2017, 11:28 RedEye9
Are pen and paper still allowed.
I would have no idea how to use a laptop or tablet to take notes during a lecture, unless it was about pr0n.
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