Note-taking suggestions for law school?

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Hstrat
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Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by Hstrat » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:07 pm

I found this old guide on TLS, "OneNote & Law School: A Beginner's Guide." http://top-law-schools.com/forums/viewt ... 6#p3366692. It looks like it was super useful before TLS deleted all of the screenshots from it. Does anyone have a system or just general advice on note-taking in law school? It would be really helpful to get a sense of what's involved!

Gitaroo_Dude
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Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by Gitaroo_Dude » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:53 am

Step 1: Write your notes by hand in class (and don't skip classes).
Step 2: Type those notes into an outline late in the semester.
Step 3: Crush finals.
Step 4: Literally profit.

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soj
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Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by soj » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:29 am

just use notepad or some other basic text editing software. use your own shorthand and adapt your method to each class. i see no reason to overthink this.

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barkschool
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Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by barkschool » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:10 pm

I hand wrote 1L

Use word in 2L and 3L

Maybe handwriting was a bit better but it sucked.

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Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by pancakes3 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:51 pm

if you can type notes on your laptop without going on the internet, then there's not much difference between typing and writing.

also, most 1Ls overthink everything. your daily lectures will be about single, discrete topics and doesn't require you to take down your profs lecture as dictation (or gospel).

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Re: Note-taking suggestions for law school?

Post by BroilersNotStewers » Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:04 pm

About 90% of classmates seem to use OneNote when I look around.

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