Begging v. Raising
Wednesday, November 02, 2005
One of my most interesting classes this semester is in political science. The only negative aspect of the course is my professor's speed lecturing. She's great at giving us info, just not great enough to slow it down a bit. Shorthand 101 should be a prereq for her class imo.
I've actually started writing my notes in internet abbreviations (ie: ppl for people) since I doubt I'd be able to understand it any other way. See? l33t sp33k does come in handy out in the real world. :)
I suspect her lecture style stems from the fact that she's a professor at a nearby law school and is used to teaching students who take notes via laptop. Typing would definitely be faster, and when she goes off on a tangent, it would be so much easier to keep my notes on track instead of drawing arrows and whatnot all over the place.
This class she's teaching is filled with a bunch of clueless undergrads, only one of whom is a polisci major, and none of whom travel with a laptop.
How does one take lecture notes sprinkled liberally with whiteboard diagrams on a laptop anyway? Kurticus mentioned something about a tablet, but how would that work exactly? Fold down the screen, whip out a stylus, and... where does the diagram go within the notes?
Yes, yes, I realize I'm a laptop-less newb. Take pity.
posted by hilary at 9:41 AM |
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