I see what you're saying, but luckily I'm not cheating. I already handed in what I needed to and was graded on it. I was wondering about digitizing in Illustrator because everything we do for the rest of the semester will build on this one hand digitizing, I want it to be as accurate as possible. Since I did it on a laptop, it's not as accurate as it could be.
Wasn't trying to expose you as a cheater
Why would digitizing on a laptop be less accurate? Sure, the screen is smaller, but I don't really see how that would be a problem. Only thing I can think of is reduced accuracy of a trackpad (I'm always fighting with mine), but if you hook up a mouse or tablet, you've got that covered too.
So once I use Live Trace, how do I plug that into ArcMap? Well I guess I could ask my teacher that question, but instead what would I save it as so ArcMap can read it?
MAPublisher could be useful, would allow you to export it with georeference and attributes. Alternatively, save as DXF, but then you'd have to position it again in ArcMap.