Benefits of Taking Good Notes!

vasily-koloda-620886-unsplashPaying attention during lectures sounds like a simple task on paper, but actually putting good notes on that paper can be a tall order. Nowadays the attention span of college students is about as long as the time it takes them to make instant ramen. I’ve certainly had my days when my body was in the classroom, but my mind was still in bed catching up on sleep. On these types of days, I tend to walk out of classes with a severe lack of useable notes. I ask myself why it’s so difficult to maintain my focus during lectures. Is it because my class is super boring? Is it because the book is super boring? Am I just super bored with learning? All may be true, but then it dawned on me that not being motivated to pay attention could very well be due to a lack of a proper incentive to learn and succeed academically.

 

Sure, grades and GPA could be considered an incentive, but many college students, including myself, see that as more of an obligation that comes bundled with the college life. College students will be the first to tell you that there is no better incentive than money. For us, money is the most versatile resource at our disposal. Money is food, money is clothes, money is weekends out with friends, and most importantly, money is paying off tuition, loans, and textbooks. I can only imagine how much classroom attention and engagement would skyrocket if college students could get paid to take quality notes during lectures.

 

Omega Notes aims to provide that crucial incentive to all college students. By uploading your notes to our online platform, students can purchase them for a price you set yourself. Every time your notes sell, you earn residual income. It’s a simple and intuitive system that doesn’t require any training to use. The best part is that Omega Notes completely free with no subscriptions or hidden fees. What you see is what you get.

 

Being paid for taking notes has a lot more benefits than the ones that come to your wallets and Paypal accounts. Since college students are motivated to upload their notes and earn money for it, they will have good notes to use for their own studies, as well as share them with their fellow students. Our open platform promotes a more efficient and collaborative way of excelling higher education. Not only that, students who are note takers for Omega Notes gain a positive work ethic as well.

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!).