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.

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

  • 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




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


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


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


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
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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


If you want more options and more pages then the notebook is better. As it offers better sorting and the updates. Things can be lot better that way. And people who choose to have sorting based on the topic. That is more better with the notebook than single lose leaf paper.
Posted by overcast on 03-15-2018


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Composition notebooks are organized and clean. I enjoy them because they can be easily bought anywhere plus I just love how simple they look like no additional features.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-11-2018


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.

  • 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

  • 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



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

More flexible and freedom

I have tried to use many notebooks, but I have never completed one or never be really satisfied with how I used it. Nowadays I prefer using loose leaf paper, I clip them together when I still need them, and when I am done with perhaps a year, I just bind them together. I can easily throw away the papers which I don't like them or I can re-arrange the papers however I like. I like the flexibility and freedom of using loose leaf papers now, and I think this is my choice.
Posted by kaka135 on 12-11-2018

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

Loose Leaf Paper

During my school days, I always prefer to have a loose leaf paper because I'm prone to making mistakes when I'm writing so I want to easily get rid of the pages. I also like to make an origami or things that are made of paper so the loose leaf is the best for me. It's also easy to refill it just in case your notebook becomes thinner than ever.
Posted by ColdFlameChris on 01-16-2018


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I always like the initial idea of a composition notebook.... Until I start running out of space.

I find that with a binder and loose leaf, I reach a point where I get lazy and just start shoving papers in. The three hole punch attachment also is a downfall for me because the pages tent to rip. EASILY. They do sell those reinforcements to strengthen the paper, however, they don't work well in my opinion.

The notebook tends to keep me from shoving papers loosely in between pages (don't ask why), but I really don't like having to start another notebook partway through a subject. But for every day notes and reminders or patterns etc, I will use a notebook rather than try to start a binder and keep it from becoming a storm of loose paper every time I open it.
Posted by Rmarsh1984 on 12-07-2017
I don't feel that I have to choose between the two options as both have uses that the other one can't deliver. I used them both when I was a student. Since I've joined the ranks of adults and the workforce, I've been introduced to the upgraded versions of both. I no longer use the traditional composition notebook but a steno notebook which has a ring binder at the top. It is certainly more comfortable to write in them than in my grade school notebook. Likewise, we've done away with the loose leaf with holes on the left because we now use a binder with transparent sleeves on which we can place or take out a document just as easily. I still need both, though.
Posted by chatbox on 12-12-2017
I think leaf paper note book and regular notebook has it's set of the uses. We can't use the same for all scenarios.And that is one more reason why people should be thinking about the better sorting. if they are in college then sorting is one thing to be considered as well. And that is what going to have it's share of the issues. I can tell you that from the experience.
Posted by overcast on 03-15-2018
I used them both actually and i rather use them both because of its characteristics. I use loose leaf papers on my sketches and notes, this allows me to easily remove a paper and make it as a reminder or just to trash it. I use my composition notebooks for long writings. This is a good compiler and somehow an initial finished document.
Posted by fishbate on 04-27-2018