How to Study from your notes
Do you take notes during class lectures and never seem to look at the notes again?If your filing your class notes away and not using the valuable information found in your notes, you may be missing a key study tool.Using your class lecture notes may not be as intuitive as reading the text book but once you learn how to study from your lecture notes, you’ll learn more quickly.
One of the key reasons students fail to use and study from their classroom notes is they believe the notes to be incomplete.If you feel you are missing key information in your class notes, join a study group and help each other fill in the missing blanks.You may also want to rewrite your notes after class and fill in the missing information while it is fresh in your mind.
You may find it easier to take notes on your computer.If you decide to take your computer to class and type your notes, look for a note taking program with simple interface that will allow you to concentrate on your note taking and not on the other programs your computer can run.
Whatever note taking method you determine is ideal for you, use paper notes when it is time to study. Collect your notes and use them to clarify the information you are reading and studying.Paper notes are useful when studying because you can write additional information on the paper and even highlight information that you do not understand.You can then return to your class and gain additional information to fill in your notes.
Incorporating your classroom notes into your study sessions can help you to learn more information in a quicker manner.Reading your text book will be easier if you use your class lecture notes to guide your reading and refresh your memory during the first part of your study session.Your classroom notes can be a helpful tool to your entire learning process, stop filing the information away and start using them.
Here are some note-taking methods
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