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01/24/2019


To a student, their your notes are an invaluable tool that helps them study and learn. Still, for that to happen, you need good, effective notes (for which, you need to become an expert note-taker). For tips on how to improve the quality of your notes, continue reading.

How to Take Notes That Will Help You Study

Keep Organized and Clean Notebooks

The first tip is to care for your notebooks properly. Basically, you need to keep your notebooks organized and clean. It's recommended that you have a notebook/folder for each subject to avoid getting them mixed up. You should also refrain from doodling on your notes, so your drawings won't distract you when you study.

Have Your Writing Tools Ready

When taking notes in class, an important tip to keep in mind is that you should manage your time efficiently, so as to not fall behind. A way to ensure you're always ready to start writing, is to have your writing tools within arm's reach when you're in the classroom.

Create a Writing Strategy

Aside from having your tools handy, you should also have a writing strategy ready. Taking note of main ideas, using common abbreviations, and other similar tactics, can help you be quick and effective as you're taking notes. This way, you can guarantee that you won't miss any important information that your teacher may relay.

Take Clear, Coherent Notes

As mentioned above, being time-efficient is important. However, this doesn't mean you should be careless with your notes' penmanship and clarity. After all, what good are notes that you can't decipher? Write understandable letters and coherent phrases, so you can study and learn successfully.

Emphasize Important Information

It's likely that your notebooks will house a tremendous amount of notes in them. However, certain information needs to stand out from the rest, so you won't lose them in the sea of notes (e.g. names and dates). To make sure you will be able to find it easily, use a highlighter to emphasize that important information.

Review Your Notes

As a last tip, don't forget to review your notes once you're done taking them. This way, you'll be able to verify that all makes sense and is clear. If you have any doubts, compare your notes to one of your peers', or ask your teacher for clarification. This way, your notes will be complete.

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