Students are some of the busiest, most frequently stressed out people on the planet. According to the 2015 National College Health Assessment, 30% of students reported that stress had negatively affected their academic performance within the past year, and over 85% felt overwhelmed by everything they had to do at some point within the past year.
This scenario is all too familiar for many of us, and those currently enrolled in college. However, with the help of technology and academic transcription services, it’s possible for students to reduce stress, save time and energy, and learn more during their college experience. Here are just a handful of ways that transcription services for students can help:
1. Improve Information Comprehension
With many college students taking 5, 6 or even 7 university-level classes at a time during each semester, there is a limit to the amount of information that can be effectively absorbed and retained. Students can greatly benefit from recording audio of key academic activities and then using a transcription service to transform it into accurate text; this can include lectures and class sessions, academic interviews, dissertation notes, group sessions and more.
By transcribing these types of sessions and scenarios, students can easily gain access to complete lectures for review, and be more “in the moment” during lectures and groups. Because these transcripts are completely index-friendly and searchable, they serve as an incredible study and comprehension tool.
2. Give Your Body a Break
Being a great typist is always helpful in a classroom setting, but can ultimately lead to health problems down the road. When you spend the majority of your day typing away, repetitive motion injuries and back problems can sprout up at any time, especially if your computer setup is less-than-ergonomic.
Repetitive strain injuries are traumas sustained to your muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons that are caused by repeating the same motion/action again and again — common RSI’s are carpal tunnel, aching back, and tingling or weakness in the extremities. With transcription services offered online and via mobile, you can easily record and transcribe what you need, and at the same time save your body from aches and pains.
3. Spend Less Time Studying
With the use of a transcription app (like ours!), it’s easy for students to press “Record” and instantly start capturing audio of lectures, group meetings, interviews and more. By taking advantage of this technology, you will be able to accurately capture every important detail, so you never miss a word and never get behind.
Rather than wracking your brain for an answer to a question that was discussed months or weeks ago, it becomes much more simple to just pull up the voice to text transcription and find that information right away. Plus, recording audio of every class makes it infinitely more possible to be fully-present and participating, which leads to greater retention of information since you don’t need to spend your time scribbling notes!