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Can Anyone Spare Some University Advice?
Ok, so I'm about to move away to school soon, I still haven't bought a laptop. Lately I have been wondering if I even really need one. I have a brand new home built desktop that I use for gaming and can be used for writing papers etc.
I am living off of a limited salary and I would love to save some cash for skiing and ski gear, by cutting out spending around $800 for a pure class laptop I could definitely lessen the strain on my wallet.
I am taking a Business program at school, I have english, economics courses and a commerce course under my course load. Can anyone give me some advice? Will I be lost without a laptop in class?
no you do not need a laptop at all, you are not going to be using in class to take notes like you see in the movies. i had a desktop last year and was very happy with it. this year i am getting a laptop just because i am living off campus and want to be able to use it in between classes without needing to go back to the house.
you'l be fine without a laptop. im a business major as well and i never needed to have a laptop in class, spent a lot of time on it at home tho for school so yeah a desktop would be fine.
A lap top is definitely a plus. I find a laptop really nice to have in class, especially the ones where you have to take a shit ton of notes, it's a lot faster and easier on the wrists and I can actually understand what I put down. Don't know about you but my note taking writing looks like fucking pre-school. Plus if you have to type up a paper you can do it anywhere you want. And you can sit in class on newschoolers.com. Up to you.
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I own a laptop and never brought it to class once last year. Writing notes by hand seems to help me remember things a lot better than typing, but that might just be me. I'd go buy a sweet pair of sticks and worry about a laptop later.
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i'm entering my third year of college, and i don't know what i would do without a college. My college is very laptop dependent though, as i believe it actually requires a laptop for everybody. Its super useful when im studying because i can take my computer to the library where i do almost all of my work. Its really really touhg to get work done in my dorm, so that would be a real downside to a desk top in my opinion
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Went my first two years of business school without a laptop. I was perfectly fine taking notes by hand and if i had a laptop i would of not paid attention in class. There were enough computers on campus that if i ever needed one at the library or between classes i would just stop by a computer lab. It helps with studying and group projects but i never needed one. Bought one this summer cause im studying abroad and cant lug my desktop to China
nobody at my school ever brings laptops to class you will be fine without one
oh man, last semester i spent 4 hours a day taking notes on my laptop. it is so much more efficient if you can type fast. PLUS, when you are studying, you can use the find fuction to find key phrases and search your notes so much faster.
everything gets much better organized. i took notes by hand my first couple weeks, then i started hauling my laptop everywhere, literally hauling, it weighs 10 pounds and sits in my backpacks main compartment. my books go inb my laptop sleeve lol.
the only disadvantage is i am on ns all the time during class.
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