Magazine article Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education

Give It Away Now. (Students Speak Out)

Magazine article Matrix: The Magazine for Leaders in Higher Education

Give It Away Now. (Students Speak Out)

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From the Iowa State Daily, the student newspaper of Iowa State University, via U-WIRE www.uwire.com

Notes are the key to success in any class. For students to get the most out of a class, they must get accurate and complete information. Students who use services like Versity. com and Collegenotes.com aren't all slackers looking for a convenient excuse to skip class.

Many students use online notes to clarify points that may have been confused in class, to supplement lectures (some people learn more just listening to professors than trying to jot down every word they say), or to get the information they missed after not attending class for a legitimate reason.

Many non-English speakers have a hard time keeping up in class or communicating with their students. Not even all Americans can keep up with a fast-paced lecture. Getting the most of class can often require Cliffs Notes, study guides, tutoring, and, yes, better notes.

Why should lectures be a hit-or-miss proposition? …

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