OneNote is probably the most powerful study tool you haven’t heard of. You can use it to structure your revision or essay using a range of tools that make it easy to keep track of your studies.
OneNote is a digital note-taking app that provides a single place for keeping all of your notes, research, plans, and information — everything you need to remember and manage in your life at home, at work, or at school.
In OneNote, notebooks never run out of paper. Notes are easy to organize, print, and share, and you can search and find important information quickly, even if you forget where you’ve originally captured it. Best of all, your notebooks are stored online so you can easily get to them on any of your mobile devices.
Not convinced – Listen to this quick overview video by a university student here
How to download and install it on your phone.
You already have an account – sign in using ‘username’@ljmu.ac.uk and your LJMU password.
How it can be used: Carrying out research and background reading
You may have been asked to research and write about a topic. This will involve you downloading academic papers or documents, reading webpages and making notes to help you structure your developing knowledge. As this work develops you may also want to identify, collate and categorise notes you have made.
Getting your notes into OneNote is one thing, but the true value of note-taking is being able to retrieve that information, at will, when and where you need it. With OneNote your notes are searchable. You can also tag your notes with ready-made tags or create custom tags of your own to easily find specific notes. OneNote will even search the text within images (OCR) and within handwritten notes (if they are legible, that is). You can also make audio notes or use speech to text to write in OneNote.
OneNote Guides: Taking Notes
OneNote Guides: Stay Organised
Here is a useful video which also give you a few ideas of how useful this process is here
Yes, you can draw on your notes too
Often text is not enough to get your point across. With OneNote, you can easily add text, images, audio, video and digital ink to any page. OneNote also uses an infinite canvas that lets you expand, at will, to add more notes as you need.
OneNote Guide: Drawing