Note taking is a crucial part of academic study as it will help you to recall the important points from your lectures and will help you to reflect when writing your assignments. They can be a key to providing:
But only if your notes are user friendly
Better notes will help you develop meaningful learning skills, remember the concepts, gain a better understanding of the topic and will lead to less stress when developing your assignment. If your notes are messy and unclear; you are not going to get much use out of them. This has nothing to do with how neat your handwriting is – It’s all about how your notes are structured.
To be user friendly, notes should be:
There are different ways to make notes; find a system that suits you – try different styles of note taking. The aim is to help your recall and understanding of what you are learning. It ensures you are actively listening to what your tutor is saying and serves as quality review material for after the class.