Students: Top Ten Benefits of Microsoft OneNote (a must read)!

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Students: Top Ten Benefits of Microsoft OneNote (a must read)!

Moving into your new dorm or apartment? Ready to work hard towards that 4.0 average? Plan to join study groups nightly?


Yeah, you got some serious plans (so do the students above).

Well even if the odds of sticking to such a Puritan plan are against you, you still can use technology to make the most of your study time. With your Tablet PC and Microsoft OneNote, it is easier than ever to keep on top of your class lectures, organize your notes and prepare yourself for the dreaded midterms and final exams.

Microsoft has published the “Top 10 Ways Academics Can Benefit from OneNote” and I must say it sounds very promising. If only I had these tools available when I went through Arizona State University, my GPA could have been bumped a notch and I still would have had the time to party – um I mean sleep and exercise.

Here are those top reasons straight from the Microsoft website:


“Here are the top 10 ways OneNote can help you be more productive.”

1. Digitally record your meetings or lectures.

-Record audio from lectures or faculty meetings so that you won’t miss any essential information.


2. Keep all your research and class notes in one place.

-Store all your notes including, research, lecture, and meeting notes in your computer. Have access to your digital notes whether you’re in the classroom, office or off-campus.


3. Create lecture outlines easily.

-Organize your notes and examples into concise, lecture outlines and syllabi.


4. Find notes from previous courses quickly.

-Find notes related to a specific course, research project, or committee in a matter of seconds.


5. Conduct online research directly from OneNote.

-Drag text from your favorite websites and drop into your OneNote notebook, as well as images, diagrams, charts, graphs, and anything else that you may want to use for your research paper or class discussion.


6. Turn notes into great presentations and lecture handouts.

-Easily organize and transfer your digital notes into Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 presentations and Microsoft Office Word 2003 documents.


7. Share class and research notes easily.

-Quickly distribute and share notes with others by e-mailing them directly from OneNote recipients won’t need OneNote installed to read your notes.


8. Publish notes to your Web page.

-Post research and class notes directly to your Web page using OneNote.


9. Flag questions for follow-up.

-Keep track of questions or notes that need more attention. Create Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 reminders directly from OneNote.


10. Collaborate more easily.

-Create shared team notebooks for a group project or faculty review, and keep others informed of the team’s progress.

Check out more information on what OneNote can offer for you at:

http://www.microsoft.com/office/onenote/prodinfo/occupation/default.mspx


Barry



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