Postbib Yeshuist Posted July 12, 2010 Share Posted July 12, 2010 (edited) To explain the title: About two years ago, I decided to stop taking notes on laptops. I felt two things were happening: (1) the laptop had too much room for distraction and (2) I tried to get so much down, I became a scribe. I switched back to taking notes in a notebook of some kind and I immediately felt more involved in the classroom discussions (haven't been to a "lecture" in years), found I could take "better" notes since I could more easily use diagrams and jot down "rabbits," and found I had much more room on my desk (and fewer cords). I still carry a netbook, but it stays closed and in sleep mode unless I have to do something my iPhone can't handle. The meat of the thread: I've been using Moleskine notebooks (the hardcover "large" ones) and they have been phenomenal. Easy to carry, about the same size as most paperbacks, durable, and they don't take up much space on the desk. The only problem is price. Even at Amazon, they run $12 on average. Since we're going to have to make some major financial cuts, I'm interested in cheaper alternatives. Ideally, it would be a "close" replacement of the Moleskine linked above, but I'm willing to consider other paper solutions except ringed/spiraled binders, etc. The old lab notebooks might be good, but they're still a bit too big for what I want and most are wide-ruled. I've looked at Black & Red, but they're still too big for my tastes. Any ideas? PS In the event someone wants to turn this into a "laptops are the best way to take notes" thread... don't. You won't sway me, since my experience directly contradicts that claim. Edited July 12, 2010 by Postbib Yeshuist Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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