You may already be excellent at taking notes, but have a look at these techniques and you might get even better.
Of course, if you’re like me with notes, you couldn’t possibly get any worse. The very first step to taking good notes is to have good handwriting, a bus I missed a long time ago. My typing is, unsurprisingly, much more legible, but unfortunately, research says that handwritten notes are better retained and therefore more effective.
Whether you use the outline method, the Cornell method, mapping, your own special system or a total hodgepodge, reviewing your notes within a day of taking them will help you remember immensely. I have found that it helps noticeably when I take the time to do it. Not that I take the time very often.
Don’t stop at upgrading your note taking. Check out our 15 Productivity Hacks for College Students infographic for more tips on study habits. If you’re not in college, don’t worry. These tips are applicable to any studying or focusing task you may need to do.21k