Dont Be Afraid to
Many students believe that
once their notes have been taken in class, they
somehow become sacred and should not be altered.
Nothing is further from the truth! It is not only
useful, but actually essential that you review your
notes after each lecture and add to or modify the
ideas captured on the page. Comparing your notes with
those of a classmate, referencing the lecture to the
relevant chapters in your textbook, or talking with
the professor directly are all good ways to
supplement your notes. Ideally, this review should be
done within a few hours of class, but never more than
24 hours after the lecture. Following this strategy
will maximize your chances of remembering important
Remember, practice makes
perfect with this skill, so practice taking notes
whenever you can!
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