Taking awesome notes is probably the one study skill everyone has heard of, to the point it seems like a no-brainer. But what does it mean to take notes? Is every method best?
If you’ve ever felt confused about what to put in your notes and how to take notes efficiently, you aren’t alone. Teachers and professors tell us to take notes but rarely take the time to explain what this process looks like.
The truth is that poor notes can simply be a waste of time. They may be done but not help with understanding or retaining new information. If you feel taking notes is a waste of time, consider that you may not have been taking awesome notes which result in better results.
Check out these quick tips for taking awesome notes. They will help you quickly evaluate your current note-taking strategies. Then consider where you take notes and how you use them to prepare for exams.