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06/08/2018


Right now, you're probably preparing for finals and going over your notes to study. However, if you didn't do a good job at keeping effective notes during the school term, it's likely you're not having successful study sessions. So you can prepare for your exams better next year, follow this post on how to become an expert note taker.

How to Take Notes That Will Help You Study

  1. First and foremost, you need to have clean and organized notebooks. Have a notebook for each of your subjects, and avoid mixing lessons, so you're not confused when you study. Likewise, don't doodle on them, so the scribbles don't distract you during your study sessions.
  2. Of course, you won't be able to take any notes, (effective or otherwise) if you don't have your writing tools with you. That's why you need to guarantee you have your pencil, pens, eraser, sharpener, highlighter, and more, when you go to school.
  3. It's a good idea to devise a writing strategy that will keep you from falling behind in your classes. Using common abbreviations and writing down main ideas will allow you to take notes and save time all at once.
  4. One of the most important tips to keep in mind is that you need to be able to understand your notes. This means you should write in legible penmanship, and use complete ideas, so you don't waste time deciphering your notes when you study.
  5. Even in your notes, there's some information that is more important than others. For example, dates, names, definitions, formulas, etc., may be more valuable than some other data. To help them stand out, highlight them.
  6. Lastly, remember to review your notes once you're done taking them. Doing so will help you ensure that everything is complete and clear. If something isn't, ask the teacher or a peer to explain it to you, so you can finish your notes.

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