I usually sit in front of all my classes (middle of the front horizontal row) so unless the professor wanders around class, I should have a clarity. I'm thinking about getting one of those digital/.wma formats from Olympus that has the feature to drown out background noise since I "write loud." I'm curious if anybody here has had any experience with using a voice recorder for any of their courses related to math (i.e chem, math, physics, etc.). I did a search though prior to posting this and came across one thread where a member mentioned that he used one with decent results for his Bio classes, but I'm not too familiar with with the subject matter covered in that subject and how it would relate to the classes I'm using them for. While I speculate in general it cannot be bad, I also had to also consider that it can be detrimental if it's more of a distraction or if one gets too reliant on it. I know these courses are a great deal visual, and I have tried just listening to certain math and physics lectures on my computer to get a feel of how it may be. I figure though that maybe it can be a good supplement to my own notes that I take in class to satisfy the visual requirements in those classes. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated. Even if you have no experience with one yourself, do you perhaps know of anyone who has used one with some success or maybe some strategies that your yourself might incorporate into your study habits?