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Best note taking software for L1??

Best note taking software for L1??
« on: August 09, 2008, 12:13:19 PM »
What is the best software to use to take notes?  Any suggestions for other law school software?

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2008, 12:28:06 PM »
obviously i've never been to law school, but i use Microsoft Office's OneNote which is an excellent note-taking program...it allows you to do all kinds of cool things.  matthies posted a thread somewhere around here talking about some of its features, and unless you have a tabletpc, i'd highly recommend it.

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2008, 12:55:00 PM »
OneNote.

kolya

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2008, 01:34:36 PM »
What is the best software to use to take notes?  Any suggestions for other law school software?

Your hand and a pencil.  Give it a shot, you'll probably see that you retain more and have well-focused notes while your classmates screw around on the internet.

kolya

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2008, 01:37:25 PM »
What is the best software to use to take notes?  Any suggestions for other law school software?

Your hand and a pencil.  Give it a shot, you'll probably see that you retain more and have well-focused notes while your classmates screw around on the internet.

Huh.  I wrote "d*ck around on the internet" the first time through and it posted "while your classmates male private part around on the internet."
Good job LSD.

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2008, 07:21:04 PM »
Evernote

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Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2008, 07:25:20 PM »
I used Word with great success in law school.  Its not the software for taking notes that matters (or how "good" your outline is)....it's how well you do on exams :o

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Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2008, 07:31:31 PM »
I used onenote and loved it. Many of my classmates used word and about half used pencil and paper.

I do agree with a previous poster, if you use a computer turn off the internet!

Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2008, 12:43:50 AM »
should i learn to use onenote before i start 1L in a couple weeks, or just use the more-familiar word?  onenote doesn't seem like it's much of a stretch from word, but still.

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Re: Best note taking software for L1??
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2008, 01:38:34 AM »
OneNote doesn't have much of a learning curve.  You could probably "learn to use it" in about 15 minutes, so I'd just open it up on your computer now, mess around a little and you should be good to go.  It seems so much easier to keep things organized on there instead of having a bunch of separate Word documents.