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!).

Where Does True Innovation Come From?

Innovate your life.

Innovation is changing our world at unprecedented rates. We are shifting in ways that many thought were unimaginable decades ago. Yet, who are these people that are changing the world? Perhaps, they are the greatest minds of our time. Often they are thought of as individuals with revolutionary ideas. However, I think who most of them are would surprise you.

There once was a man who barely slid his way through high school. This man took pride in drinking water out of any lake in California. While others were reading about business, he used his time to join the Sierra climbing club and aimed to reach the peaks of the highest mountains in California. While climbing with a friend one day, he looked out upon a large mountain and decided he wanted to climb higher. There was no great climbing material on the market, so he began blacksmithing his own pitons. Not long after, demand for his pitons began rising and he was selling them to his friends and family. Profits were small but he could climb higher and was making enough money to let him live his preferred lifestyle.

Perhaps, Omega Notes could provide you with the same opportunity as the climber above. When you start selling with us there may not be huge profits to show on the first day. I cannot promise you will be an overnight millionaire like many marketing schemes. However, you do give yourself a chance to start making money. With that being said, my hope is that with the right connections and advertising you can do much more.

Let’s touch briefly on this mountain climber again. After he started making these small profits, word slowly started to spread about this novel creation. There was soon enough demand for his gear that he couldn’t keep making it by hand; he had to start using tools and machinery. By 1970, this climber’s company, “Chouinard Equipment,” had become the largest supplier of climbing hardware in the United States. By 1972, the man who had been known to drink water out of lakes started selling his own clothes for the outdoors. His clothing brand “Patagonia” is something many may be familiar with. This man also known as Yvon Chouinard, had become an outdoor industry billionaire. Yvon never had a crazy idea or aspired to be the “most educated” man of his time. He once even declared himself a “dirtbag,” proudly claiming to have spent 200 days of a year camping in national parks and running from rangers.

Yvon Chouinard has proven that a great business can come to fruition in unexpected ways. All it takes is for an individual to see a need for a product or service, and fill it to the best of his or her ability. As a company, we pride ourselves in giving you the opportunity to put your note-taking skills to good use and giving you your own business opportunity. Get out of your comfort zone and try posting notes with Omega Notes today. Lastly, follow our Facebook page (Omega Notes) and Instagram (Omega_Notes) for more posts, tips and free giveaways.

 

James Greenland

James is currently a rising Junior at Pennsylvania State University. He joined Omega Notes at the start of the summer. As a Sales Intern, James strives to help students realize the value of the notes they take in class.