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Your notes can be a great study aid if you know how to take them effectively. To guarantee your notes will allow you to become a better student, follow these tips to improve your note-taking skills.

How to Improve Your Note-Taking Skills

  1. The first tip is to keep your notes organized and clean. Have a notebook for each of your subjects (and use them accordingly), and avoid doodling on them, so nothing will distract you when you should be studying.
  2. In the classroom, try to keep your writing tools handy. This, so you don't waste any time searching for a pen when you should be taking notes of what the teacher is saying.
  3. And, since being time-efficient is crucial, you should employ several strategies to avoid falling behind. Using common abbreviations and writing down main ideas can help you be quicker.
  4. Of course, you should be a time-efficient writer, but this doesn't mean that you should be sloppy. Take coherent notes (with good penmanship and complete ideas), so you don't have to decode what you wrote down later on.
  5. Sometimes, notes can get overwhelming. To make the most important information stand out from a sea of notes, use a highlighter or colored pen to emphasize it.
  6. Last but not least, be sure to review your notes when you're done taking them. This is to verify that they make sense. If something is off, compare yours with a peer's or ask your teacher to clarify one of the points they made.

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