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Stress Management

Note-Taking is an acquired skill.  It may even be an art.  Some people catch on very quickly, while others struggle.  Note-Taking can be made simple by breaking it down into small manageable steps.

Note-Taking Quick Tips

01.  Take Notes During Each Class
02.  Date Each Set Of Notes
03.  Record Your Name And Phone Number In Your Notebook
04.  Keep Course Notes Together
05.  Leave Blank Pages
06.  Use Full-Size Paper
07.  Read Ahead In Your Textbook
08.  Summarize Main Points
09.  Use Outline Format
10.  Summarize Main Points and Examples
11.  Record Definitions
12.  Record Chalkboard Items
13.  Use Abbreviations
14.  Keep A Key Of Abbreviations
15.  Leave Blank Spaces For Additions
16.  Sit In The Front Of The Classroom
17.  Participate
18.  Stay Alert
19.  Coordinate Notes With Your Readings
20.  Form Questions From Your Notes

Some Useful Note-Taking Links