Studying With Livescribe
When studying, it can be very difficult at times to remember all the material that is taught to the students. Some courses have an immense amount of work to cover and very often in a short period of time. Remembering this mountain of work can be a daunting task. As industries develop, and more information is discovered, the workload that is covered just becomes more and more. This does not necessarily help the, already difficult, situation situation mentioned previously. So what is there to do?
Have you ever made notes in class, and then when you go through it again after the lecture, you just can’t remember what exactly was said during one note that you made in your notepad? You try to recall the lecturers voice in your head and try to remember what was said, but you just can’t remember a specific word, sentence or phrase. How can you recollect that information?
As mentioned before, when Rohan was studying in the United Kingdom, he had means that helped me very much to manage with the volumes of work that was covered in the courses that he studied. Lectures become a lot, and a lot of information is given to you by the lecturer and you can’t cope with writing everything down. Even if you had the ability to write as fast as a printing machine, the amounts of books covered will be way to many to read through when revision time approaches.
The Livescribe Echo Smartpen
The Livescribe Echo Smartpen has really come to the rescue in the time that Rohan needed it desperately. This pen has special books that it works with and it seems like actual magic happening in front of you. It really has helped him extremely and he would really recommend this product for anyone willing to invest in their studies. Although it is pricy, it is worth every sent!
Charging the pen is like charging your smartphone. It has the same USB charging adapter as Andriod smartphones. When turning the pen on, you can complete the settings and customise it to which hand you write with. Although it is quite a thick pen and takes some getting used to writing with, it does have a nice rubber-ish grip on the front half.
When combining the Livescribe book and the pen, that’s when the magic starts! First the pen will register and save the book in it’s memory. You then have certain icons to tap on the pages of the book that customise the settings of the pen. When you tap the record icon, you will hear two ‘beep’ sounds and then you can start writing (you can write on the pages before tapping the record icon, but that will defeat the whole purpose of the pen). Everything that is said (preferably what the lecturer is saying, or people in a meeting, or even you are saying) is then recorded on this pen. Of course bearing this in mind, you can assume that there is a data storage limit on the pen, however, just like a smartphone there are various storage sizes available.
Whatever you write on the page of the book, is then coordinated with the audio recording. This means when you sit at home and you get stuck on a certain note that you wrote on the page of your book, you can just tap on that word (assuming that you made the note while this topic was covered) and the Livescribe Echo Smartpen plays back the audio of what exactly was said at the time that you wrote that note. This has been Rohan’s saving grace many times while he was studying.
There is also a desktop application that can be installed on your computer with digital versions of the pages and the writing on them. This means you can download the recordings from your Livescribe Echo Smartpen onto your laptop and delete the recordings form you pen in order to free up space on the pen. What you should bear in mind is that once the recording are deleted from the pen, you can only revert back to the recording at a certain note on the page through the digital version on your computer. Tapping with the pen on the actual page will not work.
You can also upload the recordings from your pen onto the Evernote Application where you can the access your recordings at anytime. If you have a premium account, you can access the recordings from your Evernote account from multiple devices as well.
All in all, having the recordings from what was said in class has saved Rohan plenty of times and surely he is not the only person who has come across this struggle. So invest in your studies, and invest in your future. That’s Rohan’s opinion anyway. What’s yours?