Laura over at Ginger & Co. is my best blogging friend, but we disagree on one thing. Which is better, OneNote or Evernote? She has a whole series on her blog about Evernote and I have contributed a few posts about OneNote to her blog. I don’t think we will settle this little feud for a long time, but that’s okay with us!
Today I am going to show you how I use OneNote as a busy college student. I became acquainted with OneNote last October but it wasn’t until the spring semester that I started using it for school.
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KEEP UP WITH HOMEWORK AND ASSIGNMENTS IN ONE PLACE
Here is a screenshot of my homework and assignment list for this week. With five classes and a lab I have a lot of work to keep up with. OneNote comes in handy because I can put all of my assignments in one place and I don’t have to keep up with five different syllabuses.
I also have access to my assignments wherever I am on my iPhone, iPad or Macbook. Another handy feature is that I can print my assignment list out if I want to physically check off work I have completed. There’s no denying the satisfaction of being able to write a checkmark or cross through a sentence.
EASILY FIND YOUR CLASSES
I also use OneNote when I am making my class schedule. I hate getting lost or being late on the first day or class. It also takes me about a month to comfortably find my classes when it’s a new classroom. Luckily, each semester I seem to have at least one of the classrooms I previously had.
Again, I have access to this list wherever I am and I can print a physical copy to hang up at home or carry in my notebook.
KEEP YOUR NOTES CURRENT AND ORGANIZED
This is an example of my notes from my communication class in the spring. Here is an image that explains how OneNote is organized. Using OneNote meant one less notebook to carry around and I would have access to my notes on all of my devices. It also meant that I could search for words and easily find material I need to refer back to or study for an upcoming exam. It also helped me to take faster and more in depth notes.
HOW ONENOTE WORKS
OneNote acts exactly like those big, clunky binders we all had in high school. You have notebooks that house your information. I have a notebook for school, blogging, life related things, my supervisor job and for my business/clients. That might sound like a lot, but it really isn’t. Not with the way OneNote easily organizes your information. Below is another image of how OneNote works using the binder analogy.
Are you ready to try OneNote yet? Download it for free from the app store. Get organized now!