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Students’ Note-taking Techniques – These Might Work For You by CampusTalesBlog: 10:47am On Oct 04, 2017
The most comprehensive note taking systems cannot be effective without your attention. Your part as a student is to have attention.

One of the most requirements, let’s say the most required is alertness. You must be at alert to take clear, purposeful notes.

You cannot just flow with the norm, “writing everything down”

Why is that? It is certain you’ve got that question in mind.

A lot of the information given by your lecturer during the course of the lecture will actually be useless to you.

If they are useless, will you learn anything new?

That’s why you can’t accept the norm of writing everything down.

Is it even possible to write everything down during a lecture?

Even if you are a fast writer, it is simply not possible.

There might be exceptions though. If you have witnessed such or you are ‘that fast writer’, do share with us using the comment box
Alert enough?


Next, you need to write or jot down the specific relevant points.

Don’t forget you need to alert enough to achieve this

This is going to be in quotes because it might not be able to meet up with your course lecture one-on-one to explain further.

If you’ve got issues in determining the precise relevant points for a particular lecture or topic, meeting up with your course lecturer immediately after the class is advised.
If that doesn’t work out, meet up with students in levels above yours to help you with that.

This means, during the class, you will have to go with the norms – Write down everything

The 2 to 6 Method

We are going to run through a method known as the 2 to 6 method. The reference to this method (George Mason University)

Students' note-taking techniques - 2 to 6 Method
What is this 2 to 6 method?

This method refers to the way you divide your notebook writing space. The way you divide a page you are likely going to write on.build 2 columns, mistreatment the line on the left of the page as your border. Then, once you take notes at school, use the six column for the notes and also the smaller a pair of

How do I do the division?

Read more

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Re: Students’ Note-taking Techniques – These Might Work For You by CampusTalesBlog: 1:08pm On Oct 05, 2017
CampusTalesBlog:
The most comprehensive note taking systems cannot be effective without your attention. Your part as a student is to have attention.

One of the most requirements, let’s say the most required is alertness. You must be at alert to take clear, purposeful notes.

You cannot just flow with the norm, “writing everything down”

Why is that? It is certain you’ve got that question in mind.

A lot of the information given by your lecturer during the course of the lecture will actually be useless to you.

If they are useless, will you learn anything new?

That’s why you can’t accept the norm of writing everything down.

Is it even possible to write everything down during a lecture?

Even if you are a fast writer, it is simply not possible.

There might be exceptions though. If you have witnessed such or you are ‘that fast writer’, do share with us using the comment box
Alert enough?


Next, you need to write or jot down the specific relevant points.

Don’t forget you need to alert enough to achieve this

This is going to be in quotes because it might not be able to meet up with your course lecture one-on-one to explain further.

If you’ve got issues in determining the precise relevant points for a particular lecture or topic, meeting up with your course lecturer immediately after the class is advised.
If that doesn’t work out, meet up with students in levels above yours to help you with that.

This means, during the class, you will have to go with the norms – Write down everything

The 2 to 6 Method

We are going to run through a method known as the 2 to 6 method. The reference to this method (George Mason University)

Students' note-taking techniques - 2 to 6 Method
What is this 2 to 6 method?

This method refers to the way you divide your notebook writing space. The way you divide a page you are likely going to write on.build 2 columns, mistreatment the line on the left of the page as your border. Then, once you take notes at school, use the six column for the notes and also the smaller a pair of

How do I do the division?

Read more

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