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post #8536 of 11270

Personally I never took notes in university. Well, to be exact I had about 10 pages of (handwritten) notes total, over the entire 4 years. It was mostly stuff like what topics will be on the exam, or cool quotes. Why bother giving myself more stuff to review, when I already have a textbook and PowerPoint slides? I still graduated with high honours, so it worked for me.

post #8537 of 11270

I'm not exactly a note taker, either. There were exceptions, where taking notes was basically the only way I'd have been able to pass the class, but for the most part I absorb most of the stuff I need just listening and watching. A lot of times I'll write stuff, and just hearing it and writing it are enough to get most of it into my memory, and glancing at it once or twice afterward reminds me of the rest of the discussion.

 

I'm more of a "doing" person when it comes to learning stuff. It took me a long time to realize this, since I've usually been able to just watch somebody do something or read about it and I'm able to hack something out. There are certain things, like coding and (linguistic) syntax, where that approach just doesn't work. If I'm not working through examples and creating novel ones of your own, I'll never get anywhere with those things. Similarly, I'd rather write a paper or do a take-home essay test than take an exam where I have to study a bunch of material beforehand. I get to prove that I can apply the material rather than just recall it at an opportune moment.

 

I used to use my computer in class a lot more. I also used to have a lot more trouble keeping up. I think these two things might be related. Now it basically stays in my bag unless it's specifically called for. I only take it so I have something to do between classes while I'm eating my cheesy durian crackers Taco Bell.


Edited by Argyris - 9/19/13 at 2:28pm
post #8538 of 11270
Quote:
Originally Posted by AHorseNamedJeff View Post

So a fight literally just happened in my class. Don't worry, audio gear is ok.

 

I remember when we had a fight in the class with the Teacher and the Student. Then all us students started throwing text books out the windows ;). Very bad intermediate kids at the time...

post #8539 of 11270
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

I'm not exactly a note taker, either. There were exceptions, where taking notes was basically the only way I'd have been able to pass the class, but for the most part I absorb most of the stuff I need just listening and watching. A lot of times I'll write stuff, and just hearing it and writing it are enough to get most of it into my memory, and glancing at it once or twice afterward reminds me of the rest of the discussion.

 

I'm more of a "doing" person when it comes to learning stuff. It took me a long time to realize this, since I've usually been able to just watch somebody do something or read about it and I'm able to hack something out. There are certain things, like coding and (linguistic) syntax, where that approach just doesn't work. If I'm not working through examples and creating novel ones of your own, I'll never get anywhere with those things. Similarly, I'd rather write a paper or do a take-home essay test than take an exam where I have to study a bunch of material beforehand. I get to prove that I can apply the material rather than just recall it at an opportune moment.

 

I used to use my computer in class a lot more. I also used to have a lot more trouble keeping up. I think these two things might be related. Now it basically stays in my bag unless it's specifically called for. I only take it so I have something to do between classes while I'm eating my cheesy durian crackers Taco Bell.

 

For me the professor's PowerPoint slides served the purpose of reminding me of the discussion. Of course the slides are like an incomplete summary that wouldn't make sense if you didn't hear the lecture, so if I read the slides and it all makes sense to me, that's evidence that I know/remember the stuff. If there's something I don't remember, I go back to the textbook. But then again, I didn't take computer science stuff like you; I'm an artsy type who takes psychology and English literature.

post #8540 of 11270

I love organizing notes. I'm the sort of person who fetishizes stationary and cute notebooks, and color-coding, and sectioning things out, and all the organizational crud.

 

It's unfortunate that I never actually end up using them.

 

Answers - 

#HMCDACCUACIWTC.

 

How Many Chucks Did A Cheese Chuck Until A Cheese Is Way Too Cheesy. (the answer is - cheese is awful)

 

Or the alternative - 

 

How Many Chucks Did A Cheese Chuck Until A Cheese Institutes Weaponzied Tweeter Cheeses.

 

#AACDC

 

An Amazing Cat Dies Curding.

 

Now I pass the torch to Achmed. Or the Arg if he didn't do it yet (can't remember)

post #8541 of 11270
Powerpoint slides?? I had a professor that put all his lectures on clear rolls of acetate that were used on an overhead projector. He would put the roll on one end of the projector, and put the end of the roll on the take-up reel on the other end. Then, as he was lecturing, he would be turning a crank that unrolled his notes and displayed them on the overhead screen. He talked fast and he cranked fast. If you didn't keep up with your notes, too bad - there were no handouts and you couldn't go download his notes - there was no internet!!

You try learning how to calculate elliptical orbits and Hohmann transfers while wildly scribbling as fast as you can!! eek.gif



Edited by billybob_jcv - 9/19/13 at 6:02pm
post #8542 of 11270

I've actually not had a lot of Powerpoint being used during classes or lectures either. Either there's sanity in the Canadian system, or they're too cheap to move out of overheads projectors (mind you these are decent-sized halls) and chalk. I guess we can vote for the latter.

 

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 cheesy durian crackers 

Can't believe I didn't see this earlier. Shame on you.

post #8543 of 11270

What next. Cheese flavored Koolaid ;).

post #8544 of 11270
It's not cheese-flavored Kool-Aid, but how about Kool-Aid flavored cheese?

post #8545 of 11270

Ugh! Those things should never be mixed. Especially if the Kool-Aid is even close to being pineapple-flavored.

 

Now durian-flavored Kool-Aid might be interesting, especially if they packaged it to look exactly like one of the standard flavors so you could slip a packet into a box of, say, fruit punch flavor, and watch as your hapless victims make a nice, refreshing pitcher of durian drink.

post #8546 of 11270

Introducing the new and improved pineapple-flavored koolaid cheese tarts. For a limited time only!

post #8547 of 11270

I was browsing through the posts in this blog about Nintendo before Mario, and this one made me think of our dear Panda friend who hasn't visited us in a while:

 

http://blog.beforemario.com/2012/06/nintendo-build-panda-animal-block-set.html

post #8548 of 11270
The real reason I showed Frankenstein Jr. yesterday was so I could show these guys today...

Impossibles.jpg


When Frankenstein Jr. was introduced in 1966, he was part of a co-headline with "The Impossibles". The Impossibles were a trio of superheros who's secret identity was as a musical trio. I'm not sure how "secret" the identity could have been when the name of the musical group was the same as the name of the superhero group...

post #8549 of 11270

Hang on. I remember them. I guess I must have seen Frankie Jr. as well. It's weird with a lot of these old H-B cartoons, that when I see pictures of them I definitely recognize them, but I have trouble remembering anything they actually did.

post #8550 of 11270
A lot of the H-B cartoons were rerun in the 70s on various kid's shows and then Cartoon Network started showing them again starting in the 90s when they bought H-B. So, it's certainly possible you saw them - even if it was only their commercials.
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