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Is OneNote really necessary?

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Is OneNote really necessary?
« on: February 26, 2009, 05:59:19 PM »
My computer recently died and I'm looking at getting a replacement. I can get Microsoft Office Professional for a pretty cheap price, but it doesn't come with OneNote. Do you think OneNote is really that necessary of a program for law school or would Word just suffice?

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 06:00:24 PM »
Plenty of people just use Word.

Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 06:01:33 PM »
My computer recently died and I'm looking at getting a replacement. I can get Microsoft Office Professional for a pretty cheap price, but it doesn't come with OneNote. Do you think OneNote is really that necessary of a program for law school or would Word just suffice?

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 06:11:48 PM »
It depends on your goals.  If you just want median, MS Word should be fine.  If you're shooting for top 10%, I'd use OneNote.

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2009, 06:43:26 PM »
I actually find OneNote to be rather annoying -- I found myself paying too much attention to things that don't matter when I used it.

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2009, 08:00:00 PM »
Open Office.

Its free, it works.

Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2009, 08:27:26 PM »
WORD is TCR

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2009, 11:02:29 PM »
I love onenote but it is not absolutely necessary. I see people use word all the time and I am sure they do just fine.

You can purchase onenote for like $50 as a student though, if it is really that important to you.

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Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2009, 05:47:59 AM »
Necessary? No, of course not.  But if you love the program and find it helps you keep your notes and everything organized, then I think it's worth the $50 student price.

Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009, 08:18:16 AM »
I found that using paper and a pen got me my best grades . . . so I'd say that any computer program is more a hindrance than a help.