The Story Behind Omega Notes

Have you ever found yourself studying the night before an exam and realizing that you don’t have all the notes, or the notes that you do have are incomplete? That’s where Andrew Lang, a graduate student at Pennsylvania State University, found himself when he had the idea for a college notes marketplace. Fast-forward one year to where Andrew is graduated and now the founder and CEO of Omega Notes, an online marketplace for college notes. 

Although the background you just read is brief, here is everything you need to know about Omega Notes, a marketplace created by students for students:

  • By selling notes, students can earn enough serious money to meet their upcoming rent payments, bills and may other things! We allow you to sell your handwritten or digital notes, study guides, flashcards and more. For example, a marketing student earned over a hundred dollars from posting one study guide while helping his peers and doing something he already did.
  • Omega Notes can help boost educational productivity! Students have reported improved note-taking and study habits after selling notes.
  • This online platform promotes learning material and communication between professors and students.  These services also provide helpful e-learning tools and a system for understanding student learning patterns and behavior.
  • Omega Notes is constantly working on new projects to further revolutionize college classrooms—from linking students to peers and professors, to delivering educational material straight to your phone or computer. Details will be available soon. Stay tuned!

For more information about Omega Notes, visit our website!

Here Are a Few Penn State Class Recommendations

Hope you’re all excited to start a Penn State career with upcoming New Student Orientation! Selecting your first college courses can be daunting, however, here is a list of recommended classes to fill up your first schedule. If you’re reading this and are not a new student, take the time to read this list and get ideas for filling up your schedule! These classes are great regardless of academic year:

 

1.English 15

A very basic, required class that most students are happy to start with in their schedules. Not only does it help your writing skills, this beginner English course helps prepare you for the amount of effort you will have to put into your classes.

2. Cas 100

This class usually goes hand in hand with English 15 and is a required course. In fact, most students taking summer session will schedule this with English 15. With many college courses, students find themselves tasked with making speeches for a large portion of the final grade. This class will help prepare you for what is to come and the professor’s will help you with your public speaking.

3. Sociology 119

This class satisfies General Science, US Cultures, and Bachelor of Arts requirements. A huge part of college education is building perspective and learning how to think critically. This class combines both features to help educate about social issues. The professor, Dr. Sam Richards, is known for his intellectual lectures saying, ““The best I can do is challenge everyone’s assumptions in equal measure. Nobody should ever walk away from my class without engaging in some sort of argument with me in their head.”

4. Horticulture 150: Plants in the Human Context

In need of a natural science class? Look no further than Dennis Decoteau’s class where you will learn about plant’s importances in everyday lives. Not only is it interesting, but the professor is known for caring about his students and making sure that everyone understands the material.

5. ENT 202: The Inset Connection

Still need a general science class and find plants a bit boring? Hopefully this class is a little more interesting with learning about insects and the various roles they have in the world. Even if you’re squeamish about bugs, overcome your fear and learn that these little guys actually can have a huge impact on the planet.

6. Kines 72: Fitness Walking

Since not everyone is athletically inclined, Fitness Walking is a great class for a required kinesiology credit. It’s a great way to learn time management, explore campus, and actually improve your stride. Since this is considered “fitness”, you will break a sweat in this class. Not to worry as it is a great and easy way to stay active during the week to help avoid the Freshmen 15.

 

Still need help with making decisions about which class to take? Check out our website and see which classes have notes or study guides published. Also, if you have any other suggestions, comment below!