Whatever it is that you are studying, it is your job to sift through the world of information and resources available to arrive at your own understanding of any problem with which you are presented. Choosing when to make notes and when not to is one crucial part of this work of sifting.
Make the wrong decision and you may find yourself having to retrace your steps later to recover some piece of information that you would have been better to take down in the first place; worse still, you may have forgotten the source of that information entirely and be left with no way of revisiting it. Active note-taking will help you to understand, recall and represent ideas, concepts and information in a range of different ways. Furthermore, it is important to remember that different people find that very different note-making strategies work best for them.
Note Taking Techniques
The following are some common note-taking techniques to help you get the most out of your lectures.
Mind-mapping or Concept Map
Keep it readable
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