5 Genius Ways To “Flip” Your Notes

We’re flipping note-taking on its head

You shouldn’t have to adapt your notes to how your notebook is built. Instead, your notebook should adapt to how you take notes.

At Rocketbook, we’re constantly searching the universe far and wide for new ways to innovate on the standard notebook design. The Rocketbook Flip works like this: each page has lines on one side and a dot-grid on the other. So if you flip over the page, you’re flipping your format. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure book for note-taking, but instead of flipping to page 28 to see what happens, you’re flipping to switch the format of your notes. Use this setup to choose your preferred writing experience. More importantly, make these page formats work together to blast your note-taking skills into the stratosphere.

Try these 5 examples to see how to pair up the dot-grid and lined pages to create the ultimate note-taking tool.

1. Create A School Lesson

2. Take Meeting Notes/Brainstorming

3. Write A Screenplay

4. Take Class Notes

5. Misc: Fitness Journal / To-Do List / Sketching Designs

1. Create A School Lesson

Dot-Grid: Teachers rejoice! Creating a lesson plan with the Flip is as easy as flipping a light switch. Use the dot-grid to map out your abstract class notes like a web map, math problem, or venn-diagrams. Scan your masterful notes to save them to be reused for lightyears to come. See how to scan your notes with the Rocketbook App.

Lines: Flip over your notebook! Use the standard lined page to write out definitions of any terms used on your dot-grid diagram. Or note important dates, mark relevant textbook chapters, and write out an explanation of concepts. This page will also serve as a great reference if you ever need a refresher on what you’re teaching (not that you’d need it).

Diagram | Definitions

2. Take Meeting Notes/Brainstorming

Dot-Grid: When work meetings go haywire, the meeting notes go haywire. Make use of the dot-grid’s open space to take freeform notes at your next meeting that goes a little off the rails. Create a mind map, flow of ideas, or action plan on this page that’s so good, it’ll make the rest of your team jealous.

Lines: Flip over your notebook! Once the meeting settle’s back into it’s intended flight path, use the lined page to take more formal notes of what people said, action items for the team, and any questions that arose. Become the ultimate team player by scanning your pages and blasting out your meeting notes to your work squad. See how to send your scans to any cloud destination with the Rocketbook App.

Mind Map | Action Items

3. Write A Screenplay

Dot-Grid: Use your Rocketbook Flip to make some movie magic. The dot-grid pages are perfect for creating script outlines or sketching storyboards. If you don’t like where the movie is going, just erase the page and start over, we won’t tell anyone.

Lines: Flip over your notebook! Typing on a keyboard can limit your creative freedom, so start writing your dialogue and script in your notebook with good ol’ pen and paper. We tested this use case out with a real Hollywood writer, check out her script coming together in the Flip below.

Storyboard | Script

Psssst! Movie making is a team effort! Learn how to combine Snapcast with Google Hangouts or Zoom to collaborate on a script in real time, all in your notebook.

4. Take Class Notes

Dot-Grid: Students rejoice! No more lines cutting right through your class diagrams and graphs. Let the dot grid guide your drawings without ruining their final appearance. Don’t worry about fitting in all the explanatory text into your drawing, that’s what the lines are for.

Lines: Flip over your notebook! Here’s where you can fill in all the information that would clutter your dot-grid diagrams. Define keywords, explain your work, or ask questions that correspond to what you’ve drawn on the flip-side of your notebook. Got a test coming up? Use the Flip format as a giant flashcard and quiz yourself on your notes by looking at the dot-grid diagram and trying to recite the info on the lined page.

Graph | Instructions

Get Giffy With It! Some class concepts are better represented as a gif. Learn how to turn your notes into gifs with the Rocketbook app.

5. Misc: Fitness Journal / To-Do List / Sketching Designs

Lines: This is a grab bag of use cases for the Flip! There’s an infinite number of options on how to use the Flip, and its reusable pages make it so you can test different use cases over and over and over and over. For a fitness journal, create an exercise diagram. For a to-do list, map out a daily calendar. For some classic sketches, simply start drawing.

Lines: Flip over your notebook! The lined page is a great place to get into the nitty-gritty details of your dot-grid diagrams. For a fitness journal, explain the exercise and what muscles should feel the burn. For a to-do list, add details about the events like their location or who they’re with. For sketching, write out what you want to draw or take some notes on your progress.

Exercise Description, To-Do List, Drawing | Fitness Tracker, Event Details, Sketch Notes

Mission Debrief

Now you’ve got five different ways to combine the forces of the dot-grid and lined pages. This is a power that demands responsibility, for if this flipped-format note-taking knowledge falls into the wrong hands, our galaxy could be in jeopardy. No, not really. But it is a very cool feature that we’re excited about and that you’ll surely find useful for a versatile note-taking experience. Despite being different formats, both page types still scan the same way, so use the Rocketbook App to save your precious multi-formatted notes before erasing.

Get your hands on your very own Rocketbook Flip and find more tips on using the Rocketbook app here. Notebooks are so one-dimensional, we’re working to change that.

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