I was asked via my Instagram page to do a tutorial on how I set up my OneNote for PT school. So, I bring you…my OneNote set-up for PT school!
I use OneNote every day for class lectures, research meeting notes, blog planning, life organization, and more.
Let’s jump right into it:
HOW I ORGANIZE MY ONENOTE
Everything that I’ll be using OneNote for goes in the left-hand column. That includes courses and all other interests.
I then divide each course by exam period. If there’s just one final exam at the end of the semester and no midterm exams throughout, I divide the course up into weeks or overarching categories. Sometimes, I will add categories into this column to differentiate between individual and team assignments.
All of my notes for the relevant category go here! These are more loosely organized- simply put in a chronological list.
HOW I IMPORT MY POWERPOINTS INTO ONENOTE
To protect the privacy of my professors’ PowerPoints, I created a blank “Notes” page here as a sample:
OneNote has a great note-taking feature that allows you to pull in your class PowerPoints as a series of pictures. Then, you can take additional notes and highlight information directly on the picture.
To do this, you simply:
- Open up your PowerPoint file
- Click on File
- Scroll down to Export –> as a PDF
- Go back to OneNote
- Click Insert –> PDF Printout
- Select your exported PDF file
Your PowerPoint should then show up in your OneNote. There are even times where I can command+F (or CTRL+F on a PC) and find key words within the imported PDF after it has been inserted (but beware…this doesn’t work every time).
The process should look something like this:
What do you use to take notes in class? Let me know in the comments down below.