Guide to the Modern Classroom: Part 3

Collaboration: The Smarter Way to Learn

Working together

Have you ever noticed that when you study with your friends, you tend to do better on exams and more fully understand the material? This result is more than just a coincidence; collaboration in an (appropriate) group setting has been proven to help students more effectively understand a wide array of subjects such as mathematics and literature. Bouncing ideas off other people and attempting to explain concepts helps the brain make the jump from simple memorization to understanding and applying those concepts. Almost every professor I’ve ever had has told the class to do those very things, but when you don’t know anyone in the class, it can seem almost impossible.

That’s why Omega Notes focuses on creating a seamless learning environment that makes collaboration an important part of the user experience. The Omega Notes Notebook allows you to view other students public notes, flashcards, and questions. By asking and answering questions with students in your class or using your same textbook, you can get answers quickly without waiting for office hours or buying an expensive CourseHero account. The process is simple, when you sign up for an Omega Notes account you are given access to the full capabilities of the Notebook.

That’s not all! Omega Notes is the premier note-sharing platform for college students. Students have an incentive to take notes in class and share their notes with peers. Unlike some other services out there, Omega Notes does not require a subscription. In fact, the price that you see for a document is the price you pay. We never charge any hidden fees. You’d be happy to hear that students have made upwards of $1000 in a matter of months, just by selling notes to their peers. Go on, create your Omega Notes account today.

When you use Omega Notes in your class, you can finally stop memorizing and start learning (and earning!).

Guide to the Modern Classroom: Part 2

Learning: Use Tech to Take Better Notes

Notebook

The Calendar, coupled with cloud-storage have hopefully helped a great deal with organization. Now, you find yourself in class, ready to start taking notes. This blog will detail which word processor is ideal for the modern classroom, we’ll even go over some best practices when taking notes. Material pertaining to a class (lecture slides, graphs, etc.) are best stored in the cloud services mentioned in Part 1. However, what about the actual note taking? Which software works best when it comes to effectively writing down what’s being taught without actually losing focus.

This is where the Omega Notes Notebook comes into play. The Omega Notes Notebook is free to use for anyone with an Omega Notes Account (Also Free!). The Notebook stands out because it was made specifically for taking notes on your laptop during a lecture.

Why does it work?

  • Each note that you take can be neatly organized by class or section.
  • A split screen view makes sure that your previous notes are still partially in view. Thus, allowing easy access in case your professor asks you to recall something he/she previously mentioned.
  • The Notebook allows you to create class-specific flashcards which makes exam-prep a lot more efficient.

How should I use the Notebook?

  • Login to Omega Notes and open the Notebook. Before the lecture starts, enter in the course name (You don’t have to worry about the date).
  • If it’s your first time with the notebook, be sure to familiarize yourself with all the writing tools at your disposal.
  • Focus on the lecture. Note-taking should never come at the expense of understanding the material that is being taught.
  • At the end of class, go to your calendar and make a note of the topics covered in class today.

It’s important to understand that the sole purpose of the Notebook is to help students. Many other word processors have features that students simply do not use. These excess features may slow down your laptop and make the note-taking experience more cumbersome.

Create an account on Omega Notes today and start taking quality notes!