How to Make Study Notes
There are lots of effective ways to make study notes but the most important thing to remember is that most of your learning comes from MAKING the notes rather than reading over them afterwards. Actively figuring out what the important concepts are and how they are connected is what its all about. Some popular and effective types of notes are:
- Outline notes
- Mind maps
1 - Outline Notes
These notes are essentially a list of the key concepts and things to know for each one. In this example colour coding is used to help make things clearer.
If you are wondering how to improve your notes, consider the following things:
3 - Flashcards
Flashcards are small cards that can be used to write notes on, however the real power of flashcards is to write a question on one side and the answer on the other. This way they can be used to both make notes but also to test yourself later.