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What's the best, most effective way to take notes?

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We tend to lose almost 40% of new information within one day of reading or hearing it, even if we write it down.

However, when we take notes effectively, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the knowledge we obtained.

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The goal of effective note-taking is to remember what you learned.

  • It involves active learning, meaning the student is responsible for doing things with the material, such as reading, writing, discussing, and solving problems.
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The Cornell Note-Taking System

This system was developed in the 1950s as part of a university preparatory course.

There are four stages to taking notes:

  1. Note taking
  2. Note making
  3. Note interacting

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Always draw up the page for notes the same way.

  • At the top, write the topic/key learning objective.
  • Divide the page into two columns. The first column should be one-third of the ...

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The Note Making Stage

  • Review and revise the note contents.
  • Write questions in the left-hand column opposite the answer on the right-hand side.
  • Connect key ideas using colour or symbols
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  • Write a summary at the bottom of the page that addresses the key idea and answer the questions from the left margin.
  • Build into your study timetable regular t...

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  • Get a peer, tutor or teacher to give you written feedback on your initial learning phase.
  • Address one area of the feedback at a time.
  • Before exams and tests, reflect over the entire unit.

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