I Doodle In My School Books Instead of Taking Notes

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    I do take notes, but the rest of the time I draw in the margins. I mainly draw lips, eyes, bodies, sometimes I copy my favorite works of art. When I'm not particularly paying attention everything just turns into swirls and flowers.
    fitterhappiervelcro fitterhappiervelcro
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2008

    Drawing In French

    School is BORING. All (or almost all) of my school notebooks are covered with people, shrooms, twisting vines and complicated flowers. I do this instead of doing work or taking notes, and so I lack the knowledge that I need in tests. But at least I get to practice my so far...
    ninjastrawberry ninjastrawberry
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

    It's Been Done.

    Sometimes i can't recall what topic i've learnt and what i have NOT learnt. My doodles are an indicator on whether a certain topic has been covered. My teacher thinks it's cos i listen in class and that's why i know where we stopped. If only she knew.
    peacenik peacenik
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

    Notes Smotes...blah Blah

    really, I will never re-read my notes. I just listen....retain.
    kindyhope kindyhope
    26-30, F
    Apr 10, 2012

    Oh Yes

    I don't hate school or anything.  In fact, a lot of times my doodles have to do with what we're discussing in class.  But I'm still doodling.  It's automatic.  In fact, it helps me think.  Instead of working out problems on paper in math class, I draw...
    ElectricSheep ElectricSheep
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2008

    It's addictive. I spend whole lectures drawing

    instead of listening. Makes my books more interesting to look at though ;)
    ssssmills ssssmills
    22-25, F
    May 21, 2014

    There's Not A Page In My Notes That Isn't Covered With Doodles..

    Haha I can't help it. It's fun to just draw instead of work and I love to draw but I don't love to work sooo that sums things up. My agenda, my folders, my notebooks are all covered with doodles. I kinda need to start paying more attention.
    Wh1teStar Wh1teStar
    13-15, F
    Mar 28, 2010


    I always do my best doodles in history class when the most important material is being gone over...
    blacksh33p blacksh33p
    18-21, F
    Mar 22, 2008

    My whole French binder is covered in doodles!

    ! My French teacher wasn't exactly thrilled about that:)
    Bananahannah1313 Bananahannah1313
    18-21, F
    Oct 4, 2014

    Maths Teacher

    When I was around 12 we had the most stupidest maths teacher ever, he spent one lesson trying to teach us how to times by 10. So, most of us doodled away in the back of our books, me and my mate started playing paper connect four. At the end of the year, all of us in his class...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2007

    During Reading Outloud/lectures.

     i draw the 5 point stars/ pentagrams without taking my pen of the paper, i dont do it in my textbooks, because i go to a catholic school and i would get in major trouble. so consequently m notebook / binder is always out, which isnt a bad thing, since i can be ready to take...
    babypanther babypanther
    13-15, F
    Sep 1, 2009

    All my books and binders

    and notebooks are covered in doodles. Even my backpack:)
    orangeapes orangeapes
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2014

    A Doodle Shield

    I believe they are infinitley more signifigant to my psychological progression than the obstinate revisionist idiocy I would otherwise be recording in those shameless undefiled pages. I imagine such absurd convoluted balderdash would be more of a liability to my mental lucidity...
    forlornhope forlornhope
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 31, 2008
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