"How to Be a High School Superstar," by Cal Newport, 2010.
Make good notes to save time and effort later.
1. For non-Math subjects, order your notes like:
Question ---> Evidence, Raw Facts---> Conclusion
Thus, you imbue the middle section with meaning and motivation.
2. For Math-related subjects, order your notes like:
Problem ---> Steps for algorithm, explanations---> Answer, Solution
Again, you imbue the middle section with meaning and motivation.
Note-taking during Class: "Secrets of Getting Better Grades," by Brian Marshall, 2002, 2nd edition.
- Leave some thinking space.
- Outline. Use sub-headings etc.
- Use mind maps.
- Use circles, arrows, blocks, etc..
- Use numbering.
- Use colors.
- Capture the essence. Listen for word clues, emphasis, repetitions, what's written on the board.
Taking Notes during Class: "Ace Any Test," by Ron Fry, 2000, 4th edition.
- What is unknown to you?
- What the teacher emphasized.
- Examples and demonstrations.
- Sort: relationships between the points.
Taking Lecture Notes: "Study Smarter, Not Harder," by Kevin Paul, 2009, 3rd edition.
- Key words, in your own words.
- Key patterns
- Diagrams, graphs.
- Flexible, non-linear arrows to link points.
- Spaces to fill later: With what you might have missed, With our own insights, etc.