To get yourself acquainted with Evernote start by going to there website and check out this video below:
Lets go over some of the basics of Evernote:
- What is a Note?
- Think of this as just one page in a note book. In this case the note is digital and can hold a lot more text, pictures and audio then a traditional note in a notebook.
- What is a Notebook?
- This is simply a place to organize/place several notes. You will probably start out with just an "inbox" notebook. You can create notebooks as you need them. For my Topics In Medicine (TIM) class I will create 2 notebooks per module (Dermatology, Cardiology, etc). One for class notes and the other for objectives. I will show examples in videos to come.
- What is a Stack?
- A stack is simply a collection of Notebooks. For me after I finish a particular module I will create a Stack with different notebooks related to that module. This is very easy because all it involves is simply dragging and dropping.
- What is a Tag?
- Think of a Tag as adding a sticky color thing to a note with in a notebook. I will use Tags to keep track of different subsections with in a Notebook as well as to keep track of where the Note came from (ie which professor presented it). For example when we get a pharmacology lecture for a module I will tag all the notes regarding pharmacology with something like: "Dermatology Pharmacology"
- Keep in mind one of the powerful things about Evernote is that you can search all of your notes, just within in particular Notebooks, or Stacks, or even by a Tag. The above features described along with the search power allows you to find things quickly, stay organized and access information quickly.
For now open an Evernote account and start playing around with it. I think you will find it easy to manage. If you need some help you can check out their video section of their website here: https://evernote.com/video/#D7oSS4i57MY|1|1
Coming up I will post a video on how I make notes from a Powerpoint presentation, edit them, organize them and so on.
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