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02/24/2015
“The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory”. As a student, this means that you should take notes that will remind you of the lessons you’ve gone over, and that will help you study. However, what good are your notes if they’re disorganized, messy and incomplete? This is why, in this post, you’ll find a few tips on how you can be a better note taker. Hopefully, by following these tips, you can become a better student as well. 

How to Take Notes Effectively

  1. For starters, you should work on being organized. This means having a folder and notebook for each of your subjects and using them accordingly. Likewise, write down the title and date on each page. By being organized, you’ll have an easier time studying.
  2. Tied up to the point above, you should also try your best to keep your notes clean (for example, free of doodles, many mistakes and all around dirtiness). A clean notebook can be a more helpful study aid, than a dirty, cluttered one. 
  3. Another important element to consider is that you should be able to actually understand what you wrote. In order to achieve this, you need to take your notes in legible handwriting and form sentences that make sense.
  4. When you’re taking notes, you should also be careful not to fall behind from the rest of the class. This is why you should have a note taking strategy. Try focusing on writing down the main ideas to the lessons and on using common abbreviations when possible.  
  5. Most probably, there will be some information that’s more important than other. In those cases, you’ll want to emphasize said information so it can stand out amongst your notes. To do this, employ colored pens, sticky notes, or highlighters.
  6. Finally, proofread your notes once you’re done taking them. By doing so, you’ll identify any information you may have missed, or concepts you didn’t fully understand. Compare your notes to your peers’ or ask a teacher to clarify if you have any doubts.

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