101 ways to save time with a wiki! #2 – Notes, Notes, Notes!

29 Aug

When I was a student, I was a copious note taker. Where are those notes now? After moving from dorm to apartment to graduate school to San Francisco, those notes are nowhere to be found. Two hours of searching my parent’s attic I located my college photos, my old rice cooker, and several textbooks books. No notes.

Dustin at http://www.lifehack.org has a great idea – use your wiki for class notes. Here’s how:

Instead of taking notes in class like this:

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Transcribe your notes into your wiki (or, for those cutting edge individuals, take notes directly in your wiki).

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Why this is an awesome idea that saves you time:

1) Fully legible – not only can you actually read your notes, but formatting with bullet points, bold lettering and headings helps to organize ideas.

2) Share – Easily share you notes with other classmates. Why bother heading to library to photocopy your notes or risk losing them when you lend them to someone? Simply direct people to your wiki page.

3) Link – Add links to relevant articles and websites to create a comprehensive study guide. Don’t try to compile information right before the exam, that’s when you should be chugging coffee and cramming.

3) Search – Locate all your information with the click of a search button. Can your Mead notepad do that? Not yet!

Check out the many other cool reasons you should use a wiki to take your notes on www.Lifehack.org

4 Responses to “101 ways to save time with a wiki! #2 – Notes, Notes, Notes!”

  1. Jonathan Wang August 29, 2007 at 6:52 pm #

    I tried typing notes on my computer before and it worked pretty well. Reading handwritten notes is tough especially with my bad handwriting. Transcribing notes onto the computer helpes me review and understand the notes better. However, typing takes quite a bit time.

  2. Bill September 3, 2007 at 5:12 pm #

    The reason for notes and books along with scholarship is trying to find passages to comprehend the depth of the thinking, the stucture behind a thought and then to ponder how a thought is being created as a result of cosmology. Now if you can bullet point that to a sequence of steps and know the symbolic language by which that is occurring that is great!

  3. Charles Ryan September 16, 2007 at 5:00 pm #

    This while still confusing to me looks like it may ultimately
    be purposeful once I work out the details.

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