How to Take Comparison Notes in Word // 2 Minute Study Tips


Hello guys! For this video, I wanted to show you a quick tip to help you integrate your lecture notes with your textbook notes. You can use the method that I showed in one of my previous videos to know the basics of textbook note taking and adapt it into your typed notes. All you have to do is open your textbook notes in Word as you normally would To open the comments column, all you have to do is select a random word on your text and click the REVIEW tab Making sure that you have the button “SHOW COMMENTS” enabled, just click on “NEW COMMENT” and the column will automatically pop up. If you chose to print the document, the right column will also be printed along with your textbook notes on the left. You can use this method two ways. After typing all of your texbook notes on the left side, you can print the documetn with a blank comments column and take it to your lecture. You can easily add information on that light grey column and complement the information that you’ve summarized on the left side. If you like to take your laptop to class, using comments in word is also perfect if you don’t want to wrte the same information twice. Keeping your textbook notes on the left side, just type in the information from the lecture in the right column during your lecture. You can easily print this out, and file it on a binder keeping both sources of information next to each other and being able to actively compare both types of notes. This method really helped me simplify my life whenever I had mandatory readings for a class or had to prepare my lectures in advance. I hope you found this small tip useful. Just click the subscribe button for more school advice and give this video a thumbs up. It would make my day! Thank you for watching! Bye!

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89 thoughts on “How to Take Comparison Notes in Word // 2 Minute Study Tips”

  1. Imaan Moussa says:

    First . Gonna have to try this method for school 🙂

  2. Mara Sim says:

    I LOVE your videos !! 😘❤️

  3. Emily Kwok says:

    yay first video from Alice in 2016

  4. Angelica says:

    thank you very much alice!!! this is very helpful!!!!

  5. Thaís Camila says:

    planner 2016 in word plis <3

  6. Candee P says:

    Awesome video Alice! keep it up! 👍

  7. Whitney P says:

    Thanks!!! Definitely needed to know this. classes start next week!!!

  8. sabshimi says:

    I will try to do this at school 🙂

  9. Harshvardhan Joshi says:

    Actually 95% of my study associated with my laptop………………….but I never try it …………..its cool, I will try it……………………………………Thank you

  10. Tiffany Phuong says:

    Awesome video.Love your channel so much!

  11. Lizza L E T says:

    I'm talking about you to my friends, kinda like 2 months ago. Then we decided to study in my house with all of your methods, 4 days in a week. Then after that, we got straight A's in every test, and we got a good grades in class,,

    Me and my friends just want to say..


  12. Salma Ahmed says:

    wonderful … thanx Alice (∩_∩)

  13. Wafaa Emily says:

    Just perfecttttt <3 , thank you so much for this amazing video :*

  14. Supriya Mishra says:

    I like the tip.I am gonna try it

  15. Hrs Bandara says:

    thanks very much for the tips😊😀😊

  16. s h a s t a says:

    I love all of ur vids Alice. All of these vids have been very helpful to me. THANK U agalin

  17. JiSun Lee says:

    LOVE your tips and videos!!! thank you!! 🙂 🙂

  18. Ellen Eggink says:

    This is so helpfull! Thanks 🙂

  19. nazirah says:

    need more videos omg loving them so far!! thank you alice!!!!!!!!!!

  20. Zainab Mohamoud says:

    really enjoyed this video
    can you make a video of how you plan with your filofax(the one in the video)

  21. Zainab Mohamoud says:

    really enjoyed this video
    can you make a video of how you plan with your filofax(the one in the video)

  22. Zainab Mohamoud says:

    this is awesome
    can you make a video of your filofax in this video
    how you organise it etc
    I have one and I don't really use it as much

  23. Zainab Mohamoud says:

    this is awesome
    can you make a video of your filofax in this video
    how you organise it etc
    I have one and I don't really use it as much

  24. Zainab Mohamoud says:

    this is awesome
    can you make a video of your filofax in this video
    how you organise it etc
    I have one and I don't really use it as much

  25. nataliakaori2009 says:

    Alicinha, cadê o nosso vídeo sobre seu planner lindo ???
    sempre adorando as dicas.

  26. Gracie C. says:

    I was waiting for you to upload this video but then I've figured it out on my own LOL. Thanks anyway! Please bullet journal next?! You are the reason why I'm starting bullet journal this year.

  27. Yve Yve says:

    Thank you. Great video!

  28. Mrs touami says:

    its a good idea thank you <3

  29. Anouk Post says:

    I've been looking for a channel like yours for ages and now I've finally found it. You motivate and help me so much! Thank you so much for making videos!

  30. cailee dela cruz says:

    such an awesome tip. thank you so much!

  31. Emmy M says:

    Uhuuu, finalmente vídeo novo😄👏I love it !!

  32. MissKriekentaart says:

    So simple, I'm amazed I never thought of it myself! Especially since I use the review options all the time 🙂

  33. Silver Fox says:

    Wow this is a great idea! I think I am going to try it. I always lag behind during lecture because the Prof moves too fast. So this way, I can force myself to review the lecture material before class and calmly follow along during class, adding any other important information.
    Thank you! Also, I'm really looking forward to your bullet journal video!

  34. Briana Parnell says:

    Super helpful I've always wonder how to do this. Needed video thanks so much.

  35. ömer top says:

    It looks like art, nice video

  36. TraduSendo says:

    Mah meniiiina, teu canal é tão lindo! Por que não faz vídeos em português também? Acredito que ajudaria muitas pessoas 🙂

  37. busra ozal says:

    I love your videos so much

  38. Gabriela Franco says:

    I am obsessed with your channel! All your tips are amazing!!! I get exited every time a see a new video from you!!

  39. Nataly says:

    i just subscribed to your Chanel couple of days ago and it came at the right timing. my finals are in a couple of weeks and i needed a new note taking method and i found you! your videos are superb and just what i needed in my life. thank you so much!!

  40. Farheen says:

    great idea! 🙂 will totally use this for some of my lectures

  41. 5pecialist says:

    Love your videos. But doesn't it take a long time to make notes this pretty, especially by hand?

  42. Mily Lilly says:

    I tried this,thank you! And what font are you using for your notes? I love your videos!

  43. Miss mistery says:

    Wow,you're amazing!

  44. Tymari Mobley says:

    Hey Alice, did you make your dashboard if did how did you make it

  45. chin suna says:

    Loved this video! Very helpful! Thank you!

  46. mich g says:

    can you do a video about your filofax? :^)

  47. Tristen Alexia says:

    I tried this in class and it proved to be very helpful.

  48. Journal of Saroo says:

    that was awesome
    thx alot alice 😍😙

  49. Linda DU ROY says:

    You are the real Spencer Hastings !! Where did you learn what you show in your videos ?

  50. A Lea says:

    I can't believe I haven't found this channel until now. I will binge watch all your videos and finally become an amazing straight A student! Not all your tips are applicable to my subject, but I will definitely use some of your methods! This is so motivating, thanks!!

  51. K3K says:

    wouldn't it be funny if she was a straight F student yet she makes the most beautiful notes and study tips lol jk alice love you videos!

  52. Júlia Honda says:

    I am a new subscrit (hope this is right) and saw that some of your notes and books are in Portuguese , you are Brazilian ? I'm pretty sure you can understand if I write in portuguese, right?
    Bom, assim é muito mais fácil pra mim porque não sou muito boa em inglês, mas estou aprendendo :v Sabe a agenda que você imprimiu? Então, queria saber como que você colocou na espiral do caderno, se você mandou imprimir ou coisa assim.
    I love your channel! Bye

  53. Elizabeth O says:

    This is a genius tip, thank you!! :]

  54. Supriya Mishra says:

    alice pls do a new vedio

  55. Supriya Mishra says:

    Sorry video

  56. OniRose says:

    this is the most useful thing ever

  57. Mariana Melo says:

    First time seeing people taking notes like this on Word and honestly it's making my life so much easier!
    Thank you for the great videos 🙂

  58. Ali ullah says:

    Really great videos Alice!! Thank You!!

  59. sofia henriquez says:

    +alice Hi! i liked your tip about planning the study sessions in a calendar for test, but the thing is that my professors give to me the date of the test but i dont really know how much material will i have to study! what do you recomend me? i dont want to study material that in the end wont go to the test because the teacher didnt have enough time! ( im talking about midterm test)

  60. Wika Mirna says:

    this is super-helpful! thankyou 🙂

  61. Jennifer Nelson says:

    awesome tip! I also love all your videos. I wish you posted them daily. I have only used comments in Excel, and I love that the function is in Word. I will be using this all the time for my text book assignments.

    BTW how did you incorporate the chapter reading into word? I did a copy/paste.

    P.s. I still have not mastered my handwriting 🙁

  62. C W says:

    This is wonderful. thanks!

  63. Merve Sahin says:

    I really love yout videos!!! Thank you!

  64. Nunya Dambidnis says:

    this feature changed my life.

  65. Mos Patar says:

    This really help me! Thxxx ^_^

  66. Ai Chan says:

    This is great, really. But in one of my class, we don't really use a book. Instead, he sends us a doc type of his lectures. And in each lecture have at least 10 pages. And all in all, we had 6 lectures which could be around 60 or more pages! It would be kind of a problem to print it all. I was wondering if you could help us study from a computer? Thank you!

  67. Sabrina Alia says:

    I like it !

  68. elephantsmells says:

    Do you write up your textbook notes on paper then type it up on microsoft word? So you have 2 copies of textbook notes?

  69. Gisele Silva says:

    Facilita a vida!! 💙

  70. Olga says:

    May I ask where you got your fine liners (the one with black base) from?

  71. ravi pawar says:

    I kinda love your videos on note taking…:)
    But i have a query here- Is coloring not a time consuming task? I liked the colorful notes but it will take a lot of time in making such notes. Moreover not in single attempt anybody could make such neat and good notes.. Hope you have something to say on this..

  72. htmyself331998 says:

    Hi,I like your video very much:)
    I would like to ask how to add a blank comment column on the right?

  73. Claritza Rodriguez says:

    this actually a really good idea

  74. sakurasu angel says:

    Hello Mariana, I find your idea very interessant, but I don't have Word like you. I have Open office, so I don't understand how to do with my programm open office…. Can you help me?
    Ps: Continue like that, your videos are amazing <3

  75. Anna G says:

    Have a full summer off of school (except for some summer reading) but still preparing 😬😄

  76. Jessica Brown says:

    So simple and SO helpful. Thank you!

  77. BellaLuna says:

    Hi Mariana! I love your videos! I am obsessed with watching them. Anyways, I handwrite both both my notes and textbook notes. What would be an easy way to combine them if both are handwritten?

  78. Man Duc says:

    This video is very helpful for me. But could you tell me what font size you use? I used font size 11 but when I print it out with the comment, the text seemed to be smaller. ^^

  79. Sharmila P says:

    how fo u get a blank comment side

  80. hui Constance says:

    I love your video so much !

  81. Lapin Coquin says:

    I love this method I've been working with it a lot lately, thank you mariana

  82. Subrina Anderson says:

    Thanks for this video! This has taken my note taking to another level.

  83. Jenn Mich says:

    I love your study tips!!! 😍❤️

  84. Patricia Pek says:

    Mariana, this method are very useful. Thank you for sharing.

  85. Mitjell K says:

    That is actually really smart. So you read the material before class, make notes. Take the notes to class. Add to the notes in the comment section during the lecture and correct your notes in the regular document if necessary and BANG. Got all that shit in one document. I'm definitely using this!

  86. Noannelle Sky says:

    This is SO SMART! I'm going to try this but the other way around: I already have class notes, I'm going to anotate them with the extra information. Thank you so much 😀

  87. lovehope3753 says:

    I learned something new. TFS ☻♥☻♥

  88. Sarah Oubadi says:

    I love ittttt

  89. La Révolutionnaire au Mascara says:

    hello! I love your videos, can you put more videos under title in french? thank you

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