The Charting Method is a note-taking approach that uses charts to condense and organize notes.
This method involves splitting a document into several columns and rows which are then filled with summaries of information. It's easier to think of your notes as an Excel or Google spreadsheet where each column has its own category of information and each row has its own topic.
You can use this method to organize linear notes you take during class. For example, if you used the Outline Method while taking hand-written notes in class, then you could use the Charting Method to organize your study notes in a visual way that lets you see connections between ideas.
Use the Charting Method when