The goal of effective note-taking is to remember what you learned.
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Always draw up the page for notes the same way.
This system was developed in the 1950s as part of a university preparatory course.
There are four stages to taking notes:
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.
Preparation steps before a note-taking session:
Is a linear method of taking notes that proceeds down the page, using indentation or bullets to denote major and minor points.
Pros: it records content relationship in a way that is easy to review.
Cons: difficult to go back and edit information written in this system.
Works for: recording terms, definitions, facts and sequences, when taking notes on slides or readings.
Divide your paper into three sections: a 2.5” margin to the left, a 2” summary section on the bottom, and a main 6” section.
The advantages of this method are notes that are neatly organized and summarized.
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