Ok, hopefully I'm off to post-grad in the fall, and I would like some tips as far as lectures are concerned. I'm aware that in most cases it's just a prof talking for the whole time, what I want to know is how you take notes. Do you just write like the wind and abbreviate like a mofo? Or do you get a recorder? Or does your school post the lessons online/on CD? The reason I want to know is because I'm considering getting a long-range recorder for when I go, but they're expensive and apparently they are unable to filter out surrounding noise. So if you do in fact use a voice recorder, could you let me know what brand and make it is? I'm just really worried about not having complete study notes.