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Composition Notebook

Composition Notebook
A composition notebook is a bound book full of writing paper. It is often a required school supply for many children. Additionally, it is often used by college students to keep track of class notes. Lastly, it can be used for journaling, writing poetry, or any other type of writing exercise. Composition notebooks are great because the lined paper makes it easy for you to write in an orderly and organized fashion. Also, it keeps your work securely bound all in one place. However, sometimes you may need to tear out a page from the notebook in order to turn in an assignment or make a copy of something. Or if you write a poem for a friend you have to remove the paper from the notebook.

Pros
  • Contains all your work in one secure location
  • Inexpensive
  • Variety of uses: school, personal journaling, writing a story, poetry

Cons
  • Tearing out work from the notebook leaves a gap and looks unsightly
  • Often not large enough to contain all your work
  • When mistakes are made you have to tear a page out or leave it in the notebook

Supporters

Anonymous

Notebook

I would much rather use a notebook it keeps your documents well organized it gives a neater appearance
Posted by Anonymous on 11-08-2017
kingcool52

Notebook

I just prefer having a notebook. It's just easier having everything in the notebook because everything will be organised and you won't lose anything which will probably happen if you have loose leaf paper. It's just easier to write on as well when you just have one loose piece of paper, the writing just becomes weird if you do it on a table but with a book its just better because you have sort of a backboard.
Posted by kingcool52 on 10-22-2017
Sue

Notebook

I prefer a notebook so that I can keep all my work together. It is easier to organize because everything is together or you could have different notebooks for different projects. I like to be organized and be able to find the work when I need it.
Posted by Sue on 10-22-2017
Mehano

Organized

I have used both but I prefer the composition notebook. I have used it for the entirety of my university years and I fell in love with it. I honestly couldn't manage without it because I'd always lose the loose leaf paper.

The composition notebook is great because it's far more organized. It keeps everything in one place and it's easier to find it - just flip a few pages.

Posted by Mehano on 10-22-2017
Jonathan Solomon

Notebook

I pretty much used these all throughout my early educational years, into my high school days. To be clear, loose paper is nice because you can create a binder that consists of all your notes. However, loose paper tends to be untidy. So for organizational purposes, the generic composition notebook is best.

When I got older into higher learning post-high school graduation. I started using loose leaf paper sheets more often as I would normally make a compilation of notes into one neat binder. But overall, I favor the composition notebook and recommend it for most people.

Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 10-22-2017
Pixie

Better

I don't like to use loose leaf papers as I usually lose the papers. Moreover I often mix up the papers. I prefer to use the composition notebook as it helps me to keep my notes organized. That's what I have been using at school and I am still using at work. There are different types of composition notebooks available and at different prices.
Posted by Pixie on 10-22-2017
JoeMilford

Notebook is better

I am prone to losing things, especially documents. I love to journal, and if I did not use composition books and Moleskines, I would have lost thousands of pages of my written material over the years, to be sure. Also, loose leaf pages, even in a binder, start to rip at their holes unless you buy reinforcers, and even those little rings also wear out over time. A good notebook, though, as long as it is not unduly beaten up or subjected to multiple catastrophes, will stand the test of time much better. I still have some that go all the way back to my college days, and that was over 20 years ago.
Posted by JoeMilford on 10-30-2017
ballyhara

Keep it all together

This notebooks were my childhood companions, in fact, school required the use of these. I guess it was the fact that usually kids are kind of messy, so to prevent loosing your school activities, these were the ones to use. They are very helpful when you have to read your notes for a test, you have everything there, and don't have to be gathering notes from everywhere. I did have loose leaf paper pages with a trading keeper too, but I think that is more for juniors or teens, because kids will mix all those pages and will make a mess for sure.
Posted by ballyhara on 10-22-2017
Pink_Turtle

This one!

I rather use the composition notebook just for fact that you can't lose anything, since I'm not a very organized person is easy for me to lose notes and anything in general so using this type of notebook is easier to keep everything together.
Posted by Pink_Turtle on 10-22-2017
wiseagent

The best choice.

I prefer the composition notebook basically because of the organization issue (this is something essential for me). I think this type of material is perfect for this (if you know how to use it, obviously).

All the people who cherish by organization like it.

Posted by wiseagent on 10-22-2017
tophew

Well patern

I prefer this one because it is already well organized and it has great designs, good for kids. i still remember the time that i was still a kid my mom use to buy this one for me and i love it too. i only use loose leaf papers for some scratch or drawing session.
Posted by tophew on 10-22-2017
Heatman

Education best

When you look back at your education life years ago, you would definitely come to realize the role which Composition Notebook has done for you. Personally, I find it more comfortable to have just one notebook that contains all my work in one place. This enables me to have access to any of my work at any place or time.

I also prefer Composition Notebook because it's a lot more durable and well made to hold ones writing for a very long period of time. It doesn't tear easily unless you purposely tore it.

Posted by Heatman on 10-22-2017

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Loose Leaf Paper

Loose Leaf Paper
Loose leaf paper can come in a variety of sizes and styles. You can purchase lined writing paper. This is typically sold as "college rule" paper which has a specific spacing between the lines on the paper designed to cause the writer to write in an organized way line by line and forces you to keep your text a certain size. There is printing paper or copy paper which is plain white and has no lines. It's harder to write in strainght lines on this type of paper, but it allows for more freedom with drawing and coloring. College ruled loose leaf paper is often sold with pre-punched holes in it so that it can be put in a three ring binder. This is very helpful because it allows you to store your papers in one location, and yet, if you need to remove a paper for any reason you simply open the binder and remove the paper. Copy paper is not typically punched with holes. It's easier to loose pieces of loose leaf paper that are not contained in one notebook, however, having loose leaf paper also provides flexibility because you can easily throw away a poor drawing or draft of a composition without ripping it out of a notebook.

Pros
  • Provides flexibility
  • Easy to distribute work or throw away poor work and start on a fresh sheet of paper
  • Projects can be large as you just add more paper

Cons
  • Can loose papers because they're not contained in a notebook
  • Can lead to disorganization or waste because it's easy to crumple up a sheet of paper when dissatisfied with your work

Supporters

lilac123

Loose leaf

Whenever I use a notebook, I usually rip pages out because I am not happy with what I wrote or I've changed my mind and want to start over. Because of this, I've started using loose leaf paper so that if I want to start over, I can just get a fresh sheet of paper. Loose leaf is also cheaper and can I use it to write down random, unrelated things such as a schedule or a grocery list whereas I prefer to use notebooks to journal or write about one particular topic.
Posted by lilac123 on 11-06-2017
Rhodolite

Holds More/Cheaper

I love loose leaf notebooks more than composition mostly because it holds more paper, overall is cheaper and is very flexible in its use. Sure it gets annoying when the spiral gets squashed or the notebook flops around but generally I typically buy the 350 sheet ones since they're sturdier. Not only that but they're better to use for note taking since I can rip it out and file it away or just use it for simple tasks as grocery shopping lists without having to resort to sticky notes, ect.

Composition on the other hand holds less, yes is sturdier but the pages aren't micorproferated and so I can't rip out lists and whatnot. Plus with less paper I spend more in the long run to cover the higher cost of materials spent to make it sturdier.

Posted by Rhodolite on 10-22-2017

Comments

kgord
I will go for the composition notebook because loose leaf is hard to keep all together. I just think that a composition notebook is an easier way to keep track of things and why wouldn't you want to? I think looseleaf and those trapper keepers are just kind of a pain in the neck honestly. I prefer the composition books for so much more. I don't use either much any more though. I like the computer.
Posted by kgord on 10-22-2017
vinaya
When I was a student, I used Loose Leaf Paper as well as composition notebook. I liked composition notebook more than Loose Leaf Paper. However, I used Loose Leaf Paper more because it was cheap. These days I do not use Loose Leaf Paper, I use composition notebook instead.
Posted by vinaya on 10-22-2017
kataomoi
I like both and will use both depending on the occassion. Notebooks are good if you're keeping everything together or you're writing something like a story. Loose leaf is more conveinent because it's lighter to carry around. Plus it's something you can scribble on and then toss out easily if you want. I've used both during my school days and I think they're both good in their own ways.
Posted by kataomoi on 10-22-2017
lovely
The composition notebook is better, one is sure of seeing one's material in one piece.Nothing can be so frustrating than not seeing one's needed material when one needs it, it like a part of you is gone and more importantly, the information that was on it can't be really retrieved by the brain, then one is in a mess.So a composition book is more secure and safe for all kind of materials and makes one loose leaf paper to be more organized and intact.
Posted by lovely on 10-22-2017
muaaz.93
I have used each type of register, notebooks and paper. You name it. I had used hundreds of them while doing math practice. But now I'm trying to move away from paper as a whole. I'm going to buy a Samsung tab for writing purpose. Most probably Samsung note 10.1 2014 edition and get rid of paper stuff once and for all.
Posted by muaaz.93 on 10-22-2017
cubo
None of these. I prefer to use recyclable paper and make my own notebooks. I think it's a waste of money buying notebooks when you there are a lot of used paper at home or in your school or college. My friends and I collect a lot of recyclable paper to make our own notebooks all the time, we think we can make a difference and help to save the world. Also, we use to gift the notebooks we make to others because, sometimes, they don't have enough money to buy their own notebooks or they prefer recyclable paper.
Posted by cubo on 10-22-2017
Barida
In my opinion, a book is a book as long as it helps me to do that which I think is cool for me at that moment. I don't think I feel disturbed or uncomfortable using a book whether it is a composition book or a loose book. I can use any and feel okay with it.
Posted by Barida on 10-22-2017
amitkokiladitya
I always prefer composition notebooks. Loose papers are difficult to handle and a careless person like me keeps losing them every now and then. It is hard to keep them arranged and organized. A bunch of loose papers always make my study table look clumsy. For me stacking the notebooks is much easier and handier than arranging and managing loose sheets.
Posted by amitkokiladitya on 10-25-2017
babyright
This is very clear here, the notebook is the best, i advise anyone to go for the notebook because you can easily have access to all your written work in one place than that of the loose paper.
Posted by babyright on 10-27-2017
Alexa
I use both mainly because loose leaf is good for students with handouts and who can add them to the relevant sections, but notebooks tend to be safer to keep all your notes together. What I usually do is leave pages at the front and back for any additional notes and a few pages between sections in case I need the space.
Posted by Alexa on 11-01-2017
jyy
Loose leaf is cheaper, but it's always convenient to have everything all put together. Nonetheless, if you can buy a notebook with the metal thing which holds paper together, then you could save a lot of money. It's the same idea as with using a battery recharger. However, though, since the price isn't much for some people, many don't bother. I have to say that's my case.
Posted by jyy on 11-12-2017