It may be the case that you have been able to get your school leaving certificates without taking notes at school, learning how to take good running notes is an essential thing for most students at college level. The habit of not to take notes at all, can have a detrimental effect on your notes while carrying out your undergraduate studies. Read on to learn some tips and tricks to make the most of your on-going study. At the website of Kalika Education Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., you will find a good amount of such tips.
When it comes to the matter of note taking, the most primal thing is attention. Many students make the mistake of taking as many. Others are surfing the net, Face booking, texting or tweeting. The main objective of taking note is to jot down what you understood while being there within the class and what you obtain as the summary what the instructor is saying. There are few tips which when followed will make you able to jot down good notes.
- Sit in a place where you can see and hear your teacher clearly – the front segment of the class is usually best. In this way, you will have no auditory obstacle no visual hindrances as well.
- Keep your space of all distractions that could prevent you from concentrating on the class. The distraction involves any activity other than studying, like casual chatting with friends, surfing internet etc.
- If you are taking notes on a computer, make sure to turn off your wireless internet/GPRS/4G connection so that you are not tempted access things over online.
- Do not write notes as machine. Remember that you are a student, not a court reporter. You do not need to write down every word the teacher said. If you’ve done the reading before class (which is highly recommended), you will know what is in the manual and will not need to write much of this stuff down as you will comfortably understand what is being said.
- Instead, note the information that is not in the manual and what are said by the instructor with great emphasis and which you consider to be important as well.
- Write phrases, not complete sentences and use abbreviations to save time and to avoid cramps in hand for writing too fast.
- Write and include the information that the teacher puts on the board. Also don’t forget to include the facts that you have to memorize, such as names, formula, definition, dates etc. Also consider putting attention towards details stressed by your teacher repeatedly and discretely.