Gone are the days where pen and paper were your only options for taking notes in class. Though some might still prefer the traditional pen and paper for some subjects, here are three reasons you should consider investing in a laptop for college.
Sure, colleges offer computer labs for students to take advantage of, but the last thing you want to happen is to arrive at the campus computer lab to finish a paper the night before it is due and find that every computer is taken, or the lab is closed. If you have your own laptop, you never have to worry about it not being available for you to use.
With a personal home computer or a school computer, you’re pretty much tied to whatever desk it’s sitting on. With a laptop, you can take everything with you without the hassle of emailing documents to yourself and ending up with multiple files, or accidentally leaving the file you need on the wrong computer where you don’t have access to it. Plus, you can take it to your classes to take notes and then take it to the library to study.
It’s a movie player, it’s a note taker, it’s a music player – a personal laptop allows you to do just about anything, anywhere. You can store all your school notes, personal records, music, movies and pictures all in one place and access them anywhere.
Friendly note: make sure you backup your data regularly just in case disaster strikes!
South College uses Moodle, an online learning system, for many class assignments. Personal laptops allow for students to access it anywhere. South College also offers a computer lab available to all students.