If you are a university or college student, you probably make a lot of notes when you are attending classes or reading your text books. Then later you review the notes you made when you are preparing for exams.
You may have wondered if there a right way or a wrong way to take notes. Does one method of note-taking work better than another?
There is probably no one way that works best for all people in all situations, since everyones brain is so unique.
The main problem with taking notes the traditional way is that this is a very passive process. Simply taking notes does not get the brain very involved in interacting with the information. If you can get your brain to get more actively involved in organizing the new material you will remember it better.
If you are strong in visual learning, you can benefit from making notes that include lots of graphs and drawings, even cartoons! If you are very high in auditory skills and weak in the visual area you will do better by tape-recording all the notes you need to remember.
The following technique for note-taking is particularly effective for people who are highly visual. This method of...