Note-taking tips

Tips and recommendations for note-taking at university and college
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 Use an effective note-taking system: There are different note-taking systems, such as the Cornell method, the conceptual mapping method and the shorthand note-taking method. Find the one that best suits your learning style.

Be organised: Use headings, subheadings, page numbers and colour coding to organise your notes in a clear and logical way.

Use abbreviations and symbols: Use abbreviations and symbols to write quickly and clearly.

Use examples and illustrations: Use examples and illustrations to make your notes more interesting and easier to understand.

Listen carefully: During the lesson, listen carefully and focus on the main ideas and important details.

Make detailed summaries or plans, not summaries: Make detailed plans of what you have heard to ensure you understand the key information. Never waste time copying everything!

Reviewing your notes regularly: Reviewing your notes regularly will help you remember information better and understand it more deeply.

Adapt your note-taking to the course: courses may vary in terms of presentation style, content and objectives, so adapt your note-taking to reflect this, as it will help you to better understand and retain the information.

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