Why should you take hand written notes when you have the latest technology at your fingertips? You’ll do better on exams, really!
Recent findings, reported here, demonstrate that old fashioned pen and paper note takers did better on quizzes and exams. Which type of student are you (based on the type described in the article)?
Take time to develop your own note taking system (symbols, codes, underline, letter size, etc.). Later, when you are studying on your own, you will recall which details require more focus and attention. While paying attention in class you are deeper processing the information, and making your notes work for you!