MORE IDEAS FROM THE ARTICLE
Using simple words and pictures helps us to see connections between pieces of information, get a better idea of what we understand and what we don’t, and remember it for later.
By using a combination of words and quick images, the note-taker listens, digests, and captures on paper the essence of what has been heard.
When the instructor says 'this is important' or 'note this', or gives a non-verbal cue that the content being discussed is important, it can enhance the student's note-taking. They can also listen to the cues to help them organize their lessons.
Using a laptop is not an ideal way to take notes or to learn, during a lecture.