Academic Transcription: An Effective Note-Taking Technique for Students

Academic Transcription: An Effective Note-Taking Technique for Students
Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy


One of the most effective methods of note-taking for students is to have a professional academic transcription service document notes from audio or video into text format. Here are ways that you can streamline the study process while preserving useful information through transcription services.

Class Participation

Attending class as much as possible and taking your own notes is certainly smart, but you actually need to do much more than that to make sure you get good grades. You can maximize your education by sharing ideas and asking questions, especially when something seems confusing and no one else is asking for clarification.

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Retaining Information

Ultimately, you will need to review your notes, which may not be complete if you don't record lectures and have them transcribed. Reviewing notes after class will keep the material fresh in your mind, but setting notes aside too long can cause you to forget a significant amount of the material. Repetition is a major key to learning, so reviewing the notes more than once is helpful. Wouldn't it be great if you could review the whole lecture at your convenience?

Recording and Transcription

You can record the lecture in many ways. The easiest and most convenient way to record audio or video is with a smartphone, which also provides a camera for taking photos of charts and other visual aids.

Once you have the recording, it can be given to an academic transcription company to convert it into text. Sure, you can transcribe it yourself, but that can take a lot of time and patience that cuts into the time you could be studying or enjoying other campus activities.

Transcription services can organize your notes how you want them, such as verbatim or in outline form. Notes that are organized by a transcription service will be easier to read and scan than staring at scribbled notes, which may not be legible enough to understand. Academic transcription services can save you time and help you accelerate your learning by providing you with easy to read text from recorded lectures.

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Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy

Beth Worthy is the President of GMR Transcription Services, Inc., a California based company that has been providing accurate and fast transcription services since 2004. She has enjoyed success at GMR for almost ten years now and has helped the company grow. Within two years of Beth managing GMR Transcription, it had doubled in sales and was named one of the OC Business Journal’s fastest-growing private companies. Outside of work, she likes spending time with her husband and two kids.