How to Take Effective Notes in School

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Active listening: To take effective notes, you must listen very carefully. Listen to what your teacher has to say. Understand the purpose of the lecture and jot down the important points.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Avoid distractions: Keep only your notebook and a pen with you during the class. All the things that can distract you should be kept away. Even a small thing may take you away from the topic, causing you to miss an important point.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Carry your books: Always keep books open when the teacher is teaching. The teacher may not use the book, but she will definitely cover the portion given in the book. This way you get an idea of what all has been taught in the class. You can refer to books while making notes.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Ask doubts: Never be scared of asking doubts. Your teachers will not only clarify the doubt but will also appreciate your attentiveness in the class.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Write points quickly: When teachers teach, they move in a flow, and thus, you have to be really quick to write the important points. Teachers specify the important points, so do mark them in your notes.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Do not concentrate on writing word to word: While in the class, learn to write important points rather than writing the entire thing. This way you will be able to make effective notes. 

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Elaborate the points soon after the class is over: As soon as the class is over, do not waste time waiting for the next teacher, instead elaborate on your points in the notes. This is the best time as everything is fresh in your mind. If you are stuck somewhere, highlight that point and ask the teacher in the next class.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School

Transfer the notes neatly to your notebook: The notes that you take during the lecture has been taken in a hurry, and thus, you might not understand things later. Thus, transfer your notes neatly to your notebook.

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How to Take Effective Notes in School
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