Do people use voice recorders in college?
Do a lot of people in college use voice recorders? Should I get one?
If you do think you want to record a lecture, it is polite to first ask the professor if he or she is okay with that.
Recording a lecture seems like a good idea, but remember that it would take the same amount of time all over again to listen to the whole thing. For most courses, a more effective use of your time would be to listen as carefully as you can during class, take good notes, then soon after class simply go through your notes again and study them. Or fill in any gaps or note any questions so that as you read your text and talk to the professor in the next period, you can begin by clarifying any points that needed it.
Just use it when the stuff is really hard and you can’t follow it in the class.
I used it for my blood banking class about 4 times. It took forever to transcribe those notes. I was really glad I did the work, but just decided the tiime invested was not worth it. I know a guy who ran the tape during a hard biological evolution class we were in, he sat in the second row and had an expensive tape recorder. It worked for him.
No, few people use them becasue of the time needed to transcribe them!
Besides are you going to have time to listen to every lecture twice? Do you have the funds to keep buying tapes so that you have enough to keep all of your lectures until a test?
Most instructors will allow you to use these devices if you do have an “approved” accommodation for a learning disability.
But you probably don’t “need” one
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