Note taking can be broken down into three key steps or phases:
In this section, we'll cover important tips and tricks to help you succeed during each of these phases!
Watch the video below to learn how one student takes notes before, during, and after classes.
So, what should you keep in mind during each phase of your note taking?
Here are some tips to follow so you can take clear, effective notes before, during, and after class.
In this stage, you should prepare yourself by finding out what you need to know and understanding the purpose of the lecture or the reading.
Before class, you should:
In this stage, you should plan to stay active and engaged during your class and the make the most of your time with your professor and your peers.
During class, you should:
In this stage, you should reflect on and review your class notes and then organize your notes to help you study.
After class, you should:
Now that you've read this section, ask yourself: