When I started my self-learning boot camp experience, I lived for Google Docs. That was my go-to for note-taking. I have so many documents for every course and I even used Google Sheets to create spreadsheets of terms, definitions, and examples.
I thought that I was soooo smart. I thought that by doing this, I would have access to these notes digitally, anywhere and everywhere I could go. Which is true!
Since I copy and pasted all of my notes, I wasn't retaining any of that information. I was literally skating through the courses, not applying what I had just learned, and now I am facing the consequences of doing so.
Almost as good as peanut butter and jelly. LOL
Yeah, it takes more time writing out all of that information, but it is paying off now. I am actually retaining more information writing it out than I was before.
Either if you are using Pen and Paper, or digital software, I think the main takeaway is to Never Copy and Paste. PERIODT! :)