Thursday, 4 May 2017

Evernote for Students: Sharing Notes for Revision

All my notes are taken in Evernote, and many of my friends also take their notes in Evernote. Evernote is great - you can share notes, and discuss them in work chat. A great way for students to use Evernote is to share revision notes in a shared notebook, which you share with your other classmates and allow them to view and edit your revision notes.

In this post, I'll go through how I share revision notes, and how I make it easy to navigate and for others to find and use them.

We share one notebook between ourselves, which contains all the shared school information. It has things such as important documents, things about projects, and much more things that are school related.

As I write all my notes in Evernote, it's quite easy just to simply right click on a note, and select copy to notebook. Then, I select our shared notebook, and I also select the tag option as I want to preserve the tags when they go into the notebook. If you don't take your notes on Evernote, and take them on paper, you could always scan them in using the Evernote App Scanner for the notes you want to share. The Evernote Webclipper is also a great way to get revision notes - many of my English quotes are from websites, so I clip them and save them to the shared notebook to allow my friends to easily use them too.

So, I duplicate the notes I want to share into the single shared notebook that my friends and I have. I then make table of contents for each topic in a subject - for example, I make a table of contents for poems in English, for each book we are studying and so on. I then combine these separate table of contents into one large one for each subject1. You can see one of the tables for my English notes below.


This gives me the ability to see all components of a certain subject, and allows for easier navigation. I do this for all the notes I share.

You may be thinking that now there are tons of table of contents for each subject all over the place, and you would be right. What I do next eradicates this problem - I select all the subject table of contents, and merge them into one 'master' table of contents. This gives me a list of all the subjects, and a link to their relative table of contents, which links to each individual note.

Finally, I give the master note a reminder. This reminder 'pins' it to the top of the note list, and enables quick and easy access to that note wherever it is on the list.

That's how I share notes with my classmates with Evernote. Evernote is great as it allows you to easily search notebooks too, so you can find things really quickly - for example, if you want to find a certain topic, you can search a keyword and all notes with that topic in them come up. Evernote is a great way to share revision information, and I really recommend you give it a go.

You can find my post about how to use Evernote as a student here, or sign up for free here.

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Using the combine notes feature is very handy for this. ↩︎

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